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2022 CISTAR Biannual Meeting at the University of Notre Dame

The next center-wide meeting is October 17-19, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame.

2022 CISTAR Year 5 NSF Renewal Site Visit Recap

CISTAR welcomed team members from the four partner institutions, industrial member representatives, and the National Science Foundation Site Visit Team (NSF SVT) to Purdue University for the center’s first in-person meeting in over two years. As a precaution CISTAR Fellows, advisory board members, and some NSF SVT members participated virtually to limit the total number of people in attendance.

Upcoming Workshop: HOW TO BE AN INCLUSIVE LEADER by ASEE

Belonging and being valued are fundamental human needs. Inclusive leadership helps address these two crucial needs and enhances performance, collaboration, attendance, and reduces turnover. This life skill is helpful for everyone, yet it is imperative to create cultures, schools, teams, and organizations that drive equitable outcomes for historically marginalized and minoritized people. This talk examines a four-part, iterative, reflective, and reflexive framework for developing into an inclusive leader.

CISTAR Graduate Fellows Interested in Attending 2022 SHPE Conference

CISTAR Graduate Fellows who are members of SHPE and interested in representing CISTAR/Purdue at this year's SHPE conference please get in touch with Dr. Driscoll (driscoll@purdue.edu).

CISTAR Welcomes Two New Industry Members, Evonik and Corteva

CISTAR announced that Evonik and Corteva are now CISTAR Industry Members.

CISTAR Congratulates Ricem Diaz Arroyo and Sopuru A. Ezenwa on CISTAR Fellowships

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 CISTAR Fellowship Winners, Ricem Diaz Arroyo and Sopuruchukwu (Sopuru) A. Ezenwa. CISTAR awards two fellowships annually – both of which are funded by Purdue Chemical Engineering alumni: Dick Reitz and Bill Murray.

CISTAR Congrats: Linsey Seitz

CISTAR Congrats Linsey Seitz, Northwestern University and CISTAR team member on her prestigious NSF Early Career Award!

CISTAR First-Generation College Students

As part of the 3rd National First-generation College Celebration, we listed CISTAR faculty, staff, and graduate fellows who were first-generation college students.

CISTAR Welcomes Two New Industry Members

CISTAR announced that Dow and Braskem are now CISTAR Industry Members.

Abhaya Datye and UNM Research Team Develops Improved Catalyst Technology

Abhaya Datye, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UNM and CISTAR International Programs Director along with his research team publish new findings in Nature Catalyst.

Announcing CISTAR's 2021 Biannual Meeting Perfect Pitch Winners

CISTAR's 2021 Biannual Meeting took place virtually October 13-15, 2021

CISTAR's Researchers Publish Findings for a New, More Economical Process for Converting Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) to Liquid Fuel

Researchers at the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) have created a new, more economical process for converting natural gas liquid (NGL) to liquid fuel.

Tobin Marks Named Among Global ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2021

Tobin Marks, CISTAR Thrust 3 Lead, is named among global 'Highly Cited Researchers' for 2021

Tobin Marks Elected to American Philosophical Society

Tobin Marks, CISTAR Thrust 3 Lead, is elected to the American Philosophical Society.

Welcome Dr. Ruilan Guo to join Polymer as Editor

Dr. Ruilan Guo will join Polymer as new Editor since August 1st, 2021.

William F. Schneider awarded Notre Dame’s James A. Burns, C.S.C., Award for outstanding mentorship of doctoral students

William F. Schneider is the recipient of the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award. The award showcases the outstanding mentorship of Notre Dame’s very best doctoral advisers.

CISTAR Congrats: Jeff Brinker elected to the National Academy of Sciences

CISTAR congratulates Jeff Brinker, Distinguished and Regent’s Professor, Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, as he has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

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