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New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

catalyst nanofoam close upPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water — an important key to making clean energy more viable. » More …

New catalyst meets challenge of cleaning exhaust from modern engines

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

catalyst illustrationPULLMAN, Wash. – As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted. » More …

WSU joins National Nuclear Security Administration Center of Excellence

NNSA_Logo PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is part of a new $12.5 million National Nuclear Security Administration Actinide Center of Excellence devoted to research in actinide and nuclear chemistry. » More …

Teacher certification program in computer science attracts state, PNNL funding

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Jonah Firestone
Firestone

RICHLAND, Wash. – WSU Tri-Cities is developing a teacher endorsement program in computer science that has attracted a $49,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and a matching contribution from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. » More …

WSU, PNNL convert biofuel waste into commodity, now targeting sewage sludge

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Fernandez Sebastian in lab
Sebastian

RICHLAND, Wash. – A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. » More …

First cohort chosen for PNNL-WSU graduate research

WSU and PNNL leadership with graduate students.

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have selected the first group of students for the PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program. » More …

March 21: PNNL, WSU join to address research challenges

PULLMAN, Wash. – The deputy director of science and technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will discuss the impact of PNNL’s research collaborations with Washington State University at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Goertzen Hall 21. A reception will be at 3 p.m. in the Goertzen atrium. » More …

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 …

Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods. » More …

Cybersecurity program in the works at WSU Tri-Cities

By Cameron Probert, Tri-City Herald

computerRICHLAND, Wash. – More classes in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity are planned at Washington State University Tri-Cities, which also intends to hire a faculty member by next fall, said Joseph Iannelli, founding executive director of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. » More …