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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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  • Voiland researchers win early NSF CAREER awards

    Two Voiland School researchers have received young faculty awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Jean-Sabin McEwen and Steven R. Saunders, both assistant professors, each received approximately $500,000. Their awards are intended to provide significant research support to young faculty beginning their careers.

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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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  • WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award

    By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and alumnus Yong Wang has won the American Chemical Society’s annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division fellow award. A symposium in his honor will be held during the society’s national meeting in New Orleans in March.

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  • Research advances energy savings for oil, gas industries

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries that could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution.

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  • Ask Dr. Universe: What is slime and how can I make it?

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Our world is full of slime makers. Slugs and snails leave behind gooey trails. Bacteria can create layers of slippery slime in water pipes. Even your body makes its own kind of slime. In our joints, we have slime that helps protect our bones.

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  • Alumna receives award from Chinese government

    By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Fanglin Che, a recent Washington State University Ph.D. graduate in chemical engineering, has received an Excellent Self-financed Student Abroad Scholarship of $6,000 from the Chinese government.

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