News 2015

Outstanding NRES Student Presentations Delivered

The NRES Student Oral and Poster competition at this year’s AIM in New Orleans saw a total of 114 student oral presentations in NRES sponsored sessions, approximately 45% of all potential NRES oral presentations in non-invited NRES sessions. The following are recognized for their Outstanding Oral Presentations: Timothy Grant, University of Tennessee, “Effect of Polymer-coated […]

Biowaste-to-jet fuel

Discovery advances biowaste-to-jet fuel research By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel. [read full article] Treated with care: Analyzing a new pre-treatment process for biofuel production […]

Graduate Seminar Awards

Fifteen graduate students presented their research work as a part of BSysE 598 Graduate Seminar course. Four Best Presentation Awards were presented by Dr. Claudio Stöckle on December 10, 2015. First Place: Shuxiang Liu Second Place: Ellen Bornhorst Third Place: Jungang Wang Fourth Place: Ali Abghari Fourth Place: Mohammad Amini The students received recognition certificates […]

Research for specialty crops boosted by $1.7 million

by Sylvia Kantor, CAHNRS News PULLMAN, Wash. – More than $1.7 million was awarded to Washington State University for specialty crop research including berries, potatoes, grapes, tree fruit, onions, carrots and Christmas trees, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced today. WSU received grants for 10 of the 24 projects funded through the 2015 U.S. […]

Research to be presented at 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting

Research work by graduate student, Mohammadali Azadfar, under his advisor, Dr. Shulin Chen, has been accepted as one of the top seven topics of lignin-based materials for an oral presentation at prestige AIChE national conference, November 8–13, 2015 in Salt Lake city. Research Title: “Investigation of Nanostructural Characteristics of Lignin-ABA Block Copolymer Aggregates Leading to Use of Micelles As Nanoreactors for […]

Doctoral student travels from China to study biofuels pretreatment technology

September 14, 2015 | Tri-Cities Business News, by Maegan Murray As scientists and engineers work to create more efficient biofuels, there is one step of the process that remains expensive and, in some circumstances, inefficient for large-scale production. One of the most significant challenges of cellulosic bio-refining has been and continues to be the development […]

Student Awards

Congratulations Students! Innu Chaudhary, advised by Dr. Shulin Chen, and Muhammad Azeem Khan, advised by Dr. Claudio Stockle were awarded scholarships at the 2015 CAHNRS Fall Festival. The following students received an award from the GPSA’s Travel and Registration Grant Program for the summer 2015: Shuxiang Liu Carlos Zuniga Seyedehsanaz Jarolmasjed