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WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award

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. » More …

Grant funds test of market potential for jet fuel research

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. » More …

International agreement bolsters WSU graduate education

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. » More …

WSU researcher named to National Academy of Inventors

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. » More …

Doctoral student receives national award for biofuels work

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. » More …

Researcher receives grant to improve biofuel production

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. » More …

Kruse named inaugural fellow of emission society

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. » More …

Murdock Grant to fund next-generation science at WSU

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A car battery that gets you from Pullman to Seattle on a single charge. Flexible electronics that can be sewn into clothing. An affordable transportation fuel made from hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Washington State University researchers are a big step closer to making these futuristic technologies a reality thanks to a $521,800 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. » More …

Students win catalysis society awards

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

three-awardsPULLMAN, Wash. – Fanglin Che, Yan Li and Rebecca Baylon, graduate students in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, have received the North American Catalysis Society’s Richard J. Kokes Award. » More …

Norbert Kruse joins WSU as Voiland distinguished professor

KrusePULLMAN, Wash. – Norbert Kruse, an internationally known researcher in the area of catalysis, has joined the Washington State University faculty as Voiland distinguished professor.

In 2008, Gene and Linda Voiland made a significant gift to the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, which was subsequently named in their honor. The gift has allowed the school to advance research and scholarship and to hire faculty in the area of new energy conversion technology.

Improving the efficiency of catalysts, which are used in many industries to chemically transform and create products and fuel, is an important factor in increasing supplies, … » More …