Category Archives: Chemical Engineering

Saving Cash on Great Lash: Iliana Cuts Costs at L’Oreal

If you forget any of your safety equipment, you’re likely to get a firm nudge before you pass the first production line. The workers tromp around in steel-toed boots, goggles and hairnets while automated machines whir to life about them. … Continue reading

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Mining the Potential of Gold Nanoparticles

David Jacobson, an honors chemical engineering and physics junior, is helping us learn a little more about gold nanoparticles and their “nearly futuristic applications,” from the improvement of solar panels to the creation of cloaking devices (James Bondesque invisible sports coupe, … Continue reading

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Water Hogs Travel to Washington, D.C. … and Win!

Senior honors chemical engineering student Cayla Tichy and eight other engineering students recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to present the team’s senior design project, designed to provide clean drinking water at low cost in developing countries. The team was excited to … Continue reading

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Postcard from Rome: Nick Kordsmeier

Honors chemical engineering student Nick Kordsmeier spent his summer studying the masterpieces of Michelangelo and Caravaggio, learning Italian from native Romans, hiking the still-active Mt. Vesuvius, and eating some of the world’s best gelato. Here is an excerpt from his post … Continue reading

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Freshmen Files: Teni Butler

Teni Butler is a sophomore chemical engineering major, an Honors College fellow, and a stellar defender (#17)on the Lady Razorbacks soccer team. She excelled in her first year, but the adjustment from her small private high school in Chattanooga, Tenn., … Continue reading

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A Touch of USA in the UAE: Alex Moix Reports from Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Honors chemical engineering student Alex Moix spent time in the United Arab Emirates working on his Arabic and absorbing Emirati culture, while also managing to snag honors at a design competition using his 3D modeling skills.

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Undergraduate Research: Ali McAtee and Algae-based Biofuel

Ali McAtee is an honors college fellow in the College of Engineering studying chemical engineering. She and her research team were featured on a Planet Forward Earth Day special for their work with algae and butanol fuel. Ali received honorable mention … Continue reading

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Postcard from Australia: Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner is an Honors College student majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and in physics through the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He traveled to Australia last Spring and attended classes at the The University … Continue reading

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Postcard from Newcastle: Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner is a chemical engineering student who is currently studying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. May 5, 2011 The first leg of my trip was a brief six-day stay in Sydney. For the majority of the stay I … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Nikki Lorenz/Jamie Hestekin, honors faculty mentor

March 28, 2011 Everything from algae to used cooking oil is being considered as alternatives to gasoline. Professors and students at the U of A are taking a hard look at the sweetgum tree. “It has a higher mileage per … Continue reading

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