Chemical Engineering News

Bryan Beckingham

Beckingham named Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites director - 1/25/23 9:00 AM

Bryan Beckingham, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been named director of the Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites at Auburn University

This is the seventh-consecutive year that engineering’s online program has ranked in the Top 25.

Auburn Engineering No. 16 among online graduate programs - 1/24/23 6:00 AM

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering came in at No. 16 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs 2023 rankings, climbing one spot from last year. This is the seventh-consecutive year that engineering’s online program has ranked in the Top 25.

The trip addressed LANL’s workforce needs in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion, with all the students heralding from underrepresented groups.

Recruiting trip to national lab leaves lasting impression on students - 1/13/23 8:00 AM

Nine students, six from engineering and three from COSAM, toured the Los Alamos National Laboratory on a recruiting trip Dec. 11-14

Auburn University biosystems engineering department chair Oladiran Fasina and poultry science department chair Bill Dozier, both principal investigators on the Institute for Rural Partnership project, visit the processing plant at the university’s Miller Poultry Research and Education Center.

Engineering part of $28 million grant to meet rural challenges - 12/16/22 5:25 PM

Auburn University is one of three universities sharing a $28 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, to establish an Institute for Rural Partnership to research the causes and conditions of challenges facing rural areas.

Allan David

CHEN professor receives ADECA funding for MRI agent research - 12/15/22 8:15 AM

Auburn University received $184,773 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to conduct research to develop an MRI agent that is optimized for the imaging of cardiovascular disease.

Auburn University President Christopher Roberts, left, and KITECH President Nak Kyu Lee sign the historic memorandum of understanding between the institutions Tuesday.

Auburn signs research agreement with Korean Institute of Technology - 12/6/22 2:00 PM

The agreement includes the establishment of research and/or automotive technology support offices and laboratories, the creation of joint research projects and the exchange of technical information, periodic training symposia and consulting.

Janet Moore

#GINNing Podcast: At Auburn, student services just means Moore - 12/2/22 12:00 PM

In 2019, Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services, was named the National Academic Advising Association's Outstanding Academic Advising Administrator. Find out why on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Zhihua Jiang and Xinyu Zhang

Three chemical engineering faculty win LAUNCH funding support - 11/30/22 12:05 PM

Three chemical engineering faculty - Xinyu Zhang, Zhihua Jiang and Burak Aksoy - were awarded a share of more than $100,000 from the LAUNCH Fund for Research and Innovation, a program established by the Auburn University Research and Economic Development Advisory Board.

Student research videos must be no longer than 60 seconds.

$2,200 up for grabs in upcoming student research video competition - 11/30/22 10:45 AM

Auburn Engineering's first AUsome Science in 60 Seconds competition offers up to $2,200 in cash and prizes to the best – and most concise – student researchers, graduate and undergraduate, on video.

Jin Wang

Chemical engineering professor Jin Wang wins Auburn’s highest award for research - 11/28/22 9:40 AM

Jin Wang, the Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professor of chemical engineering, was named the 2022 recipient of the Creative Research and Scholarship Award. Auburn’s highest research honor for faculty recognizes those faculty members who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works and creative contributions.

Auburn University hosts the South's BEST Regional Robotics Championship for the 20th time, Dec. 3-4 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.

Auburn hosts South's BEST Regional Robotics Competition Dec. 3-4 - 11/22/22 10:00 AM

Students from four states will bring their creations and design plans to Auburn for the 20th consecutive year.

Justin Harvell

#GINNing Podcast: Heart to heart with Harvell - 11/17/22 10:01 PM

Diversity, equity, inclusion, working to perhaps one day repair his own heart with tissue grown from his own heart? It's all in a day's work for chemical engineering grad student Justin Harvell.

The institute will be housed out of Auburn’s Research and Innovation Campus in Huntsville, hosted by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering with oversight by the College of Engineering and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Auburn University Board of Trustees approves Applied Research Institute - 11/11/22 11:15 AM

The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to form an Applied Research Institute that will represent an aggregation and culmination of various defense, aerospace, national security and biotech efforts at Auburn University. The proposed institute will serve as a hub to coordinate, organize and market these many efforts to Auburn's external constituents.

Graduate School Dean George Flowers, left, presents the first-place plaque to Shiva Nageswaran after the Three Minute Thesis competition on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Graduate student in ISE wins university's Three Minute Thesis competition - 11/9/22 3:00 PM

Graduate students in industrial and systems engineering and chemical engineering give college first and second place in the annual competition

Grace Kovakas

#GINNing Podcast: Amazing Grace - 11/4/22 12:00 PM

Listen to chemical engineering junior and makerspace maestro Grace Kovakas reflect on the rousing resource available on the bottom of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center, and on navigating "the Big Three," on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Auburn University Research and Innovation Campus grand opening.

Auburn opens doors to Research and Innovation Campus in Huntsville - 10/25/22 12:00 PM

Auburn University expanded its footprint and opened its doors to a new facility in Huntsville on Tuesday with the grand-opening celebration of the Research and Innovation Campus.

Admiral Michael Rogers is a 1981 Auburn University alum.

Grand Challenges in Cybersecurity: A Discussion with Admiral Rogers - 10/25/22 11:00 AM

Students, faculty with an interest in cybersecurity are encouraged to attend

Graduate Engineering Research Showcase overall winner Shiva Nageswaran with, from left, Steve Taylor, interim dean, and Maria Auad, CEGS advisor and associate dean for graduate studies and faculty development.

ISE student wins 10th Graduate Engineering Research Showcase - 10/21/22 2:45 PM

A record 177 students — representing all departments within the college — participated in poster presentations, allowing them the opportunity to exchange ideas among peers and compete for cash prizes.

"Across Three Centuries" cover

Newest Auburn history book highlights women in engineering - 10/20/22 9:00 AM

Art Slotkin, ’68 aerospace engineering, has written 11 books, nine of which detail aspects of Auburn University’s history. His newest book, “Across Three Centuries”, profiles the history of women—specifically those in engineering—at Auburn.

Michael Howard

#GINNing Podcast: Supraman - 10/14/22 10:00 AM

Michael Howard is one of the nation's leading collector of colloidal kudos. His latest is from a little outfit called the National Science Foundation, which awarded him a three-year grant to investigate new strategies for making colloidal supraparticles. 

Bryan Beckingham and Antara Mazumder

Chemical engineering graduate student awarded NSF INTERN supplement - 10/12/22 1:00 PM

Chemical engineering graduate student Antara Mazumder has been awarded an INTERN supplement from the National Science Foundation to further her research on solar fuel devices at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.

Emmanuel Winful has been an Auburn Engineering health and safety manager since 2019.

Health and safety manager wins NSC Diversity in Safety Scholarship - 10/12/22 8:00 AM

Emmanuel Winful, Auburn Engineering health and safety manager since 2019, is among the first recipients of the National Safety Council’s Diversity in Safety Scholarship.

Students from all engineering disciplines will make research poster presentations before peers and judges.

College's 10th annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase Oct. 20 - 10/3/22 9:00 AM

More than 200 graduate students are expected to showcase and present their research findings before peers and judges, competing for cash prizes

Michael Greene and Elizabeth Lipke

Faculty team to study colorectal cancer and obesity link with NIH award - 9/27/22 1:45 PM

A multidisciplinary team of researchers aims to examine the link between colorectal cancer and obesity and how best to treat patients to improve clinical outcomes with a nearly $2.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health.

Auburn alumni, faculty, staff and administrators gather on Samford Lawn to celebrate the 150th anniversaries of the College of Agriculture and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering .

Agriculture, Engineering launch 150th anniversary celebration - 9/23/22 7:53 PM

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Auburn’s reorganization under the Morrill Act from East Alabama Male College into the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, which established the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering.

The first of three engineering career fairs starts Tues., September 19.

Demand for Auburn Engineering students high as career fairs approach - 9/19/22 1:00 PM

Auburn Engineering kicks off fall career fair season with a two-day career fair Sept. 20-21, a Civil & Environmental + Biosystems Engineering Career Fair on Sept. 28 and an additional fair to be held at the end of October due to high demand.

The building is being constructed on land provided by the City of Orange Beach on Terry Cove off Perdido Bay with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

BoT approves AU Gulf Coast Engineering Research Station in Orange Beach - 9/16/22 12:15 PM

Auburn football isn’t the only thing going orange this weekend, as the Board of Trustees approved a project Friday to build an Auburn University Gulf Coast Engineering Research Station in Orange Beach.

Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's undergraduate program has been ranked among the nation's Top 35 among public institutions for the past 12 years.

College's undergraduate programs ranked 33rd by U.S. News & World Report - 9/12/22 3:40 PM

U.S. News and World Report ranked Auburn Engineering's undergraduate program No. 33 among public institutions nationally, No. 3 in the Southeastern Conference and No.1 in the state

Gerald L. Pouncey Jr.

#GINNing Podcast: Chemical grad reflects on career, Auburn legacy - 9/2/22 8:00 AM

Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. is the chairman of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, and head of the firm's environmental and infrastructure practices. He's also the latest guest on the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. Listen to the 1982 chemical engineering graduate discuss his courtroom career and his Auburn legacy below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.

Chris Kieslich

CHEN professor earns $1.87M NIH award to further vaccine research - 8/29/22 1:15 PM

Assistant professor Chris Kieslich became the third faculty member in two years from the Department of Chemical Engineering to earn the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

Ayuba Akinpelu

#GINNing Podcast: Cancer research under pressure - 8/26/22 12:00 PM

Chemical engineering grad student Ayuba Akinpelu knows a thing or two about operating under pressure. Good news for you. Bad news for cancer.

Four Auburn Engineering alumni will be honored by the Auburn Alumni Association.

Four engineering alumni to be honored by Auburn Alumni Association - 8/23/22 2:10 PM

Four Auburn engineers are among five alumni to be honored by the Auburn Alumni Association at the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards in February.

Michael Howard is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Auburn University

Chemical engineering professor receives supraparticle NSF grant - 8/19/22 4:00 PM

Assistant professor of chemical engineering Michael Howard received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate new strategies for making colloidal supraparticles, a soft material useful for applications ranging from catalyzing chemical reactions to creating brilliant structural coloration.

Assistant chemical engineering professor Panagiotis Mistriotis

CHEN professor earns $1.87M NIH grant to expand cellular process research - 8/15/22 12:08 PM

Assistant chemical engineering professor Panagiotis Mistriotis was recently awarded a $1.87M Maximizing Investigators' Research Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

Auburn University President Chris Roberts

#GINNing Podcast: The President of Auburn University - 7/22/22 3:00 PM

Chris Roberts, newly selected president of Auburn University and former dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, finally said yes to the best podcast in all of higher education. Find out how it went below, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.

Caleb Kirk

#GINNing Podcast: Engineering a career in patent law - 7/1/22 2:00 PM

Listen to chemical engineering senior Caleb Kirk spell out all the patently obvious reasons why an engineering degree is the perfect path for aspiring patent attorneys on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast below, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.

Siyuan Dai and Symone Alexander

Engineering faculty awarded Research Support Program grants - 6/30/22 11:00 AM

Two engineering faculty are among nine faculty from across Auburn to receive Research Support Program funding from the university.

The inaugural BIO-SENS symposium will take place July 27.

Inaugural BIO-SENS symposium to address biomanufacturing workforce needs - 6/24/22 5:00 PM

The inaugural BIO-SENS Industry-Academic Biotechnology Symposium will bring together industry professionals and academics to share new knowledge in the field of biomanufacturing.

The agreement is considered to be a "win-win" for both Auburn and Air University, located in Montgomery.

Auburn Engineering, Air University form partnership - 6/15/22 9:00 AM

The partnership is designed to develop an environment promotes unique opportunities for students and faculty to participate in Air Force-related research, while enhancing STEM-related education and research

Cover of March issue of Engineering Georgia magazine featuring 100 most influential women in Georgia engineering

Alumnae named most influential women in Engineering Georgia magazine - 6/6/22 9:50 AM

Seven Auburn engineering graduates were named one of Engineering Georgia Magazine's "100 most influential women."

Elizabeth Lipke

#GINNing Podcast: Living Lipke - 6/3/22 11:00 AM

Microenvironmental regulation of tumor progression and metastasis is an important area of focus in current cancer research.But don't take our word for it — talk to Elizabeth Lipke, the Mary and John H. Sanders Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, who's focusing on it more than anyone in the world.

Allan David

David named acting associate dean for research - 6/1/22 11:45 AM

Allan David has been named as the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s acting associate dean for research.

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.