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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 chemists

    [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.

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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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  • Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels.

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  • WSU receives NIH grant to study heart problems at molecular level

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $1.57 million National Institutes of Health grant to understand the molecular-scale mechanisms that cause cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease.

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  • Research of Haluk Beyenal’s group recently featured by Journal of the Electrochemical Society

    The research of Haluk Beyenal’s group was recently featured on the cover of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Fumarate microbiosensor is a microscale biosensor capable of detecting fumarate at micromolar level in biofilms. The working principle is the correlation between fumarate concentration and current consumption during fumarate reduction by Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms grown on a carbon microelectrode tip. In addition to biofilm applications, the microbiosensor can be used in various anaerobic applications such as in a wastewater treatment system during anaerobic conversion processes in which fumarate is used as an electron acceptor.

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  • Graduate students win NSF research fellowships

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Five Washington State University students have been chosen for National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. The prestigious awards have trained generations of American scientists and engineers, including Nobel laureates.

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