Chemical Engineering News

Peter Abraham

#GINNing Podcast: Lauding a Lipke Lab Lad - 5/20/22 12:00 PM

Listen to chemical engineering junior Peter Abraham, Auburn's latest Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, discuss life and the Lipke Lab.

Auburn Engineering alumni Beverly Banister, '83 chemical engineering, and K-Rob Thomas, '01 civil engineering, address the crowd at the 25 Years of Excellence gala Saturday.

College unveils the Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence - 5/19/22 3:00 PM

Auburn Engineering wrapped up its year-long 25th anniversary campaign celebration of the Engineering Academic Excellence Program (AEP) with a gala reception and dinner held at the Hotel at Auburn University on Saturday and unveiled the program's new name - The Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence.

Auburn University is part of a $20 million collaboration among nine Alabama universities and one private firm to develop transformative technologies in plasma science and engineering, funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

University part of $20 million statewide collaboration to boost plasma science, engineering - 5/19/22 8:00 AM

The National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, is committing $20 million to a research collaboration among nine Alabama universities and one private firm to develop transformative technologies in plasma science and engineering.

Maria Auad and Mark Barnett

Auburn faculty to participate in two-week fellowship program in Israel - 5/5/22 8:15 AM

Two Auburn Engineering professors, Maria Auad and Mark Barnett, are preparing to take part in an academic exchange exploring Israel’s history, politics, culture and economy as part of the Jewish National Fund-USA’s 2022 Summer May-Faculty Fellowship Program.

Auburn's 2022 AIChE chemical engineering car team

AIChE student chapter chemical car team wins 2nd place at regionals - 5/4/22 4:50 PM

The Auburn University student chapter of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) chemical engineering car team placed second in the AIChE southeastern regional conference, hosted virtually by North Carolina State University.

Peter Abraham

Chemical engineering student named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar - 5/3/22 5:54 PM

Auburn junior Peter Abraham is a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, an honor bestowed on only 496 students nationwide. The scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the United States for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Chemical engineering doctoral student Bianca Williams and George Flowers, dean of the graduate school and professor of mechanical engineering

Engineering grad students, faculty recognized at annual Graduate Awards - 4/21/22 2:18 PM

Ten Auburn Engineering students and two faculty members were among dozens of award recipients at the 2022 Graduate Awards Brunch, hosted by the Auburn University Graduate School and the Graduate Student Council.

Elizabeth Lipke and Selen Cremaschi

Interdisciplinary heart tissue research earns $1.5 million NSF award - 4/20/22 4:00 PM

Chemical engineering professors Elizabeth Lipke and Selen Cremaschi are leading a $1.5 million National Science Foundation project to apply engineering and development biology knowledge and toolsets to advance heart cell production.

Spirit week schedule of events

College hosting engineering spirit week events - 4/20/22 12:50 PM

Auburn Engineering's bi-annual spirit week returns April 25-29 on the Gavin Garden in front of the Brown-Kopel Center.

Walt Woltosz, Ginger Woltosz, Tracy Roberts and Chris Roberts.

Woltoszes surprise former dean with Grand Atrium renaming - 4/13/22 5:00 PM

Walt and Ginger Woltosz are among the university’s most ardent and dedicated supporters, so it was no surprise to everyone when they gave $5 million to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering to support the construction and programming of the Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center. Well, almost everyone.

The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council was established in 1965 and is a group of Auburn Engineering alumni who work together to support the vision and goals of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducts Class of 2027 - 4/12/22 7:00 AM

The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducted seven new members to the group during its annual spring meeting April 8 in the Brown-Kopel Center.

Brock Hunter and Yi-hung Lin

Chemical engineering students receive NAMS travel awards - 4/6/22 1:55 PM

Chemical engineering students Yi-hung Lin and Brock Hunter received travel awards to attend the upcoming annual meeting of the North American Membrane Society.

Interim Dean Steve Taylor

Taylor named interim dean - 4/5/22 2:00 PM

Steve Taylor has been named interim dean of Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, according to an announcement by Interim Provost Vini Nathan. Taylor will begin serving in this new role effective immediately. He succeeds Chris Roberts, who was named as Auburn University’s 21st president in February.

A group photo taken at Auburn Engineering's Graduate Engineering Research Showcase.

Engineering showcase brings hundreds to Huntsville - 3/30/22 8:00 AM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering successfully completed its mission Tuesday at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. More than 150 graduate students and faculty from all departments traveled to the Rocket City for the Graduate Engineering Research Showcase, presenting their posters in Davidson Center for Space Exploration to members of the Huntsville community and Auburn Engineering alumni.

Auburn University will soon kick off the AI@AU Initiative, promoting artificial intelligence across the curriculum.

Faculty invited to register for SEC AI conference - 3/29/22 11:25 AM

As part of a new consortium designed to advance the role of artificial intelligence in teaching and research, the Southeastern Conference is inviting faculty from its institutions to participate in the first Mini-Conference on Artificial Intelligence in the Curriculum on Friday, April 8, via Zoom.

Part of the initiative includes a creation of AI graduate and undergraduate certificate programs.

$2 million investment will create AI initiative at Auburn - 3/29/22 10:00 AM

The initiative – which plans to achieve proposed milestones by 2024 – sets Auburn University apart as the artificial intelligence center for education and innovation.

Mohammadjafar Hashemi

#GINNing Podcast: On beating hearts and beating diabetes - 3/25/22 10:00 AM

Mohammadjafar Hashemi's tissue engineering research is helping to further medicine’s understanding of diabetes' often deadly impact on human heart function.

Numerous Auburn Engineering faculty received promotion, tenure or both in 2022.

Auburn Engineering faculty named to 2022 promotion, tenure list - 3/17/22 2:00 PM

Numerous Auburn Engineering faculty were included on the provost's list of those who were awarded promotion, tenure or both for 2022.

Forums will be held via Zoom and within the Brown-Kopel Center.

Open forums announced for Samuel Ginn College of Engineering interim dean - 3/4/22 10:00 AM

Members of the campus community are encourage to attend forums, Monday, March 14, one at 10 a.m. and another at 1 p.m., at the Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center Grand Hall or via Zoom.

Robert Pantazes

Chemical engineering professor collaborates on $6M NSF biosensor project - 3/2/22 2:15 PM

Robert Pantazes, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is a collaborator on a $6 million NSF EPSCoR grant to develop biosensors to promote quality control in the biomanufacturing sector.

Auburn University inductees in the Class of 2022 include: Steve Swinson, ’81 mechanical engineering; Brad Corson, ’83 chemical engineering; Don Arkle, ’77 civil engineering; and Jeffrey Langhout, ’86 industrial engineering.

State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2022 - 2/28/22 2:00 PM

The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted eight individuals — including four Auburn University alumni — a project and a corporation during a ceremony Saturday at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear.

Scientists in Auburn’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence conduct fatigue testing on an additively manufactured part.

NSF ranks Auburn University among top U.S. research institutions - 2/17/22 1:15 PM

Auburn University is ranked in the top 11% of U.S. research institutions, coming in at No. 100 among 915 universities, according to the National Science Foundation’s recent Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Auburn also was highly ranked nationally in a number of specific fields of research, including No. 54 in engineering.

Jin Wang

Chemical engineering professor named to National Academy of Inventors - 2/14/22 8:00 AM

Jin Wang, the Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professor in in the Department of Chemcial Engineering, is the first Auburn faculty member to be named a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors.

Mohammadjafar Hashemi

Chemical engineering doctoral candidate named AHA Predoctoral Fellow - 1/20/22 2:12 PM

Mohammadjafar Hashemi, doctoral candidate in chemical engineering, earned the American Heart Association's predoctoral fellowship to pursue his research on the impact of diabetes on human heart function.

Sarah Kate Sligh

#GINNing Podcast: Sligh and the Family Auburn - 1/14/22 12:00 PM

Auburn chemical engineering freshman Sarah Kate Sligh has cerebral palsy. And a national swimming record. And a YouTube channel. And a spot on Auburn's wheelchair tennis team. And a bid from Delta Gamma. And the honor of being the latest guest on the best podcast in all of higher education. And better grades than her mom.

Anya McDaniel trains a student on a Trotec laser cutter inside the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Design and Innovation Center.

#GINNing Podcast: McDaniel the Maker - 1/3/22 8:00 AM

Chemical engineering sophomore Anya McDaniel muses over the magic happening inside Auburn Engineering's new makerspace.

Peter He

Bioplastics research has large potential economic impact for Alabama - 12/15/21 8:46 AM

Chemical engineering researchers are utilizing an Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grant to evaluate technology to turn organic agricultural waste into bioplastics.

Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies will take place Dec. 10-11 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Fall commencement exercises to take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium - 12/6/21 1:05 PM

Auburn University’s fall commencement exercises will take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 10-11, contingent on weather and current health and safety guidelines.

Pictured, from left, are Auburn’s lead scientists, Maria Auad of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Sushil Adhikari of the College of Agriculture and Brian Via and Maria Soledad Peresin of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Interdisciplinary team seeks to make strides in additive manufacturing - 11/22/21 1:45 PM

Auburn University faculty are part of an interdisciplinary research team that received a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop composite materials from waste resources for additive manufacturing to create more affordable and environmentally friendly housing or building components.

T.A. Sluis and John Sluis

Chemical senior talks twinning on #GINNing - 11/5/21 12:00 PM

#GINNing? More like #TWINning! Yes, friends, turns out, God made deuces Sluises. And wouldn't you know it, the other one is an Auburn chemical engineer. So get your ears on and please hit play as John twists the knobs for a Sluis called T.A.

Engineering Spirit Week will feature a week of student-centered support activities sponsored by various student service offices.

College hosting Engineering Spirit Week - 11/4/21 3:43 PM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering kicks off a week of student-centered events with Spirit Week, Nov. 8-12.

Vinita Shinde

#GINNing Podcast: Polymer Poster Party - 10/29/21 2:00 PM

Let's go ahead and call Vinita Shinde the poster child of Auburn Engineering polymer research. The chemical engineering graduate student recently helped Beckingham Polymer Research Group bring home back-to-back poster awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her poster, “Self-healing of thermoplastic polymer composites via environmentally friendly solvent-filled microcapsules.”

The Department of Chemical Engineering Open House will take place in Ross Hall.

Department of Chemical Engineering hosting annual Open House - 10/6/21 2:56 PM

The Department of Chemical Engineering will host its annual Open House event Friday, Oct. 29 in Ross Hall.

The 2021 Auburn Alumni Engineering Council award winners included T.J. Pruitt, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer; Ryan Hill, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer; Brad Corson, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Gerald Pouncey, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Regenia Sanders, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Carol Godfrey, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Zeke Smith, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Bob Karcher, Superior Service; and Ed Lewis, Distinguished Auburn Engineer. (Not pictured: Rose-Gaëlle Belinga, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer)

Auburn Alumni Engineering Council honors 10 with college’s highest awards - 9/27/21 12:30 PM

Nine outstanding engineering alumni and one longtime employee of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering were honored during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 24, by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council for their distinguished professional careers. These alumni include six who were recognized as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, three as Outstanding Young Auburn Engineers and the college’s former assistant dean of student services for his Superior Service.

Barbara Allen

#GINNing Podcast: The Team Captain of Chemical - 9/17/21 12:00 AM

This overachieving junior in chemical engineering, is captain of the Auburn University student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Chemical Car Team and captain of the Jeopardy Team Who is Barbara Allen? 

The interdisciplinary team evaluating multilayer plastics includes faculty from Auburn Engineering, the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and College of Agriculture, as well as Tuskegee University and Southern Union State Community College.

Faculty team aims to expand plastic recycling options with NSF award - 9/15/21 12:46 PM

An interdisciplinary faculty team aims to expand the portfolio of recyclable plastics with their research into multilayer plastics, which make up the majority of food-packaging material.

Chemical engineering graduate students Vinita Shinde and Luca Kim.

Two chemical engineering students receive best poster awards - 9/14/21 1:54 PM

Chemical engineering graduate students Vinita Shinde and Luca Kim were recently recognized with best poster awards for their work in polymer advancement.

W. Robert Ashurst

Ashurst named director of Auburn's Design and Innovation Center - 8/30/21 8:55 AM

W. Robert Ashurst has been named director of the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Design and Innovation Center.

This year’s State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inductees from the university include Jim Cooper, ’81 civil engineering and founder of Cooper Construction; Cindy Green, ’79 chemical engineering and retired chief sales and marketing officer for DuPont; and John Thomas, ’60 mechanical engineering and consultant for Lee & Associates.

State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2021 - 8/18/21 3:00 PM

The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted nine individuals, including four Auburn University alumni, during a ceremony Saturday at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

At left is the Auburn University AIChE Jeopardy team. At right, the Chemical Car team completes a test run of their shoe-box sized vehicle, powered and stopped by chemical reactions.

Auburn’s AIChE student chapter looks ahead to national competition - 8/3/21 8:54 AM

The Auburn University student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers will compete on the national stage at the organization's upcoming Chemical Car and Jeopardy Team competitions.

Students in the Bioenergy and Bioproducts Center standing in front of a bubbling-fluidized bed gasification system for producing hydrogen and other gaseous fuels.

Faculty team aims to reduce greenhouse gas with hydrogen energy research - 7/29/21 10:43 AM

An interdisciplinary faculty team is researching hydrogen energy production that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste plastics problems with a

The SEC's Spring Academic Honor Roll includes student-athletes from track & field.

5 Auburn engineers named to 2021 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll - 6/25/21 12:15 PM

Five Auburn Engineering students are included among the 96 Auburn student-athletes named to the Southeastern Conference's 2021 Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Graduate students, faculty honored at spring graduate school awards - 6/4/21 1:33 PM

The Auburn University Graduate School recently honored 15 engineering students and faculty at the annual graduate student spring awards virtual ceremony.

Emily Schramek

#GINNing Podcast: Chemical senior talks Hoover Institution partnership - 5/28/21 12:00 AM

Got a job opening? Emily Schramek wants to fill it. The Auburn senior has the skills to pay the bills, which is exactly why she chose chemical engineering in the first place.

"Green (520 nm) femtosecond laser used for micro/nano fabrication.

Faculty research group sparks quantum research collaboration - 5/26/21 12:00 AM

Auburn researchers have established the Auburn University Quantum Systems (AUQuaS) interdisciplinary research group to further the upcoming research area, quantum, by spurring interdisciplinary collaboration within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Science and Mathematics.

Symone Alexander

Chemical engineering professor spins web of research wonders on #GINNing - 5/20/21 12:00 PM

New chemical engineering assistant professor Symone Alexander spins a web of research wonders in this conversation on extreme organismic biophysics and ultra-fast motion in nature. 

The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council was established in 1965 and is a group of Auburn Engineering alumni who work together to support the vision and goals of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducts Class of 2026 - 5/11/21 3:00 PM

The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducted seven new members to the group during its annual spring meeting May 7, which was held remotely due to COVID-19.

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently honored outstanding departmental alumni in a virtual awards ceremony.

Auburn Engineering recognizes 2020-2021 outstanding alumni - 5/10/21 1:55 PM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently recognized outstanding departmental alumni from 2020 and 2021 in a virtual ceremony.

New directors and officers have been appointed to the Auburn University Foundation. Pictured are: (back left) Joseph L. Cowan, John Morris, Paul Jacobson, Patrick T. Henry, (front left) Cheryl Casey and Shirley Frazier Boulware.

New directors, officers appointed to Auburn University Foundation Board - 5/10/21 8:58 AM

The Auburn University Foundation has appointed three new directors to its board: Shirley Frazier Boulware '91 of Tyrone, Georgia; Joseph L. Cowan '70 of Braselton, Georgia; and Patrick T. Henry ’85 of Birmingham, Alabama. The board also named Cheryl Casey ’83 of Denver, Colorado, as its new chair and Paul Jacobson ’94 of Marietta, Georgia, as vice chair.