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Novel method creates important chemicals simply, cheaply
October 6, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Norbert-KrusePULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has used a simple, common industrial process in a new way to create chemicals used widely as fuel additives and as feedstock for plasticizers, detergents, lubricants and cosmetics.

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.

Murdock Grant to fund next-generation science at WSU
April 6, 2015

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.