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  • Improving chemotherapy treatments to reduce side effects

    Two WSU doctoral graduates partner to become entrepreneurs

    When someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer, it can change your life perspective — and sometimes your life projectory. For Kevin Gray, a WSU doctoral graduate, the diagnosis drove him to a new passion and the ultimate creation of a biotechnology company to develop novel cancer treatments.

    “I was in my second year in undergraduate school when my dad was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kind of cancer,” says Kevin, co-founder and principal inventor of Chimeric Designs Inc. “It kind of flipped my world upside down and freaked me out.”

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  • New catalyst meets challenge of cleaning exhaust from modern engines

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

    catalyst illustrationPULLMAN, Wash. – As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted.

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  • Office of Research announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards

    Office of Commercialization bannerPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering.

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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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  • 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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