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  • WSU joins National Nuclear Security Administration Center of Excellence

    NNSA_Logo PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is part of a new $12.5 million National Nuclear Security Administration Actinide Center of Excellence devoted to research in actinide and nuclear chemistry.

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  • NSF program developing innovation, WSU entrepreneurs

    By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    nsf icorps_logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Kevin Gray, a chemical engineering instructor at Washington State University, had a revolutionary idea.

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  • WSU e-bandage combats drug-resistant bacteria, wins defense innovation award

    By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    defense tech award PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team was awarded the TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at this year’s Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges summit for their invention of an electrochemical scaffold to combat drug-resistant bacterial wound infections

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  • Experi-mint: Eucalyptus as alternative to dense jet fuel

    Hongfei LinPULLMAN, Wash. – A research team led by Hongfei Lin, associate professor from Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has developed a novel process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants.

    The research is a significant step towards making high-energy density biofuels affordable in the aviation industry.

    Jet fuel from numerous plants

    The process, known as biphasic tandem catalytic process (biTCP), synthesizes cyclic hydrocarbon compounds for jet fuel from terpenoids, the natural organic chemical compounds found in many plants. Cyclic hydrocarbons are … » More …

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  • WSU, PNNL convert biofuel waste into commodity, now targeting sewage sludge

    By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

    RICHLAND, Wash. – A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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  • PHS student experiments with methane conversion alongside WSU chemical engineers

    [Photo credit (above): Geoff Crimmons, Moscow-Pullman Daily News; Pullman High School junior Hongyeoul Park, above, mixes nickel nitrate under the supervision of Washington State University doctoral student Jake Gray. Gray was Park’s mentor during a summer internship through the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED.]

    By Taylor Nadauld, Daily News staff writer | Published at the Daily News on September, 28 2017

    When 16-year-old Pullman High School student Hongyeoul Park began a summer research project with Washington State University chemists to investigate the efficient conversion of methane into fuel, he did so with just one uninspiring year of high school chemistry under his belt.

    “Chemistry … » More …

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  • WSU international students provide STEM education in Saudi Arabia

    By Mary Catherine Franz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – As a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, chemical engineering major Ali Alibrahim knew he wanted to be an engineer.

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  • Major gift advances WSU thermodynamics research, careers

    By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics, made possible by a $1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry at University of California-Davis.

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  • Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

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  • Alternative to wasteful methane flaring developed by WSU researchers

    Bakken methane flareBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Jean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a Web search for “North Dakota,” “night sky” and “flaring,” and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster bigger than Minneapolis. It’s from oil and gas fields burning off methane, producing as much greenhouse gas in a year as 1 million cars.

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