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Researchers use single-atom catalyst, convert CO to CO2
March 5, 2018

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University and Tufts University have demonstrated for the first time that a single metal atom can act as a catalyst in converting carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide, a chemical reaction that is commonly used in catalytic converters to remove harmful gases from car exhaust.

WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award
February 28, 2017

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.

Grant funds test of market potential for jet fuel research
December 1, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research.

International agreement bolsters WSU graduate education
February 1, 2016

agreement-signedPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has entered into an agreement with Shandong Chambroad Holding Co. Ltd., a private Chinese corporation, to educate WSU doctoral students to meet significant societal needs in energy and environment.

WSU researcher named to National Academy of Inventors
December 15, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Yong-WangPULLMAN, Wash. – Yong Wang, an internationally known researcher in catalysis and reaction engineering for energy and renewable fuels and chemicals, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Doctoral student receives national award for biofuels work
December 8, 2015

By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Alyssa-HensleyPULLMAN, Wash. – Alyssa Hensley, who will graduate with a doctoral degree this month from Washington State University, recently received a national award so she could present her research about making biofuels more reliable.

Researcher receives grant to improve biofuel production
October 12, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

McEwenPULLMAN, Wash. – A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels.

Kruse named inaugural fellow of emission society
October 6, 2015

By Marissa Mararac, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Norbert-KrusePULLMAN, Wash. – Norbert Kruse has been named an inaugural fellow of the International Field Emission Society (IFES) for his work in the development of catalytic processes for providing sustainable chemical feedstock under environmentally benign conditions using nanotechnology.