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SMART-REU program gives undergraduates valuable research experience

It’s a valuable opportunity when undergraduates can collaborate on research with university faculty, and programs like the Summer Materials... more

Tulane researcher working to turn waste to fuel wins NSF Career Award Aug 12, 2019 Barri Bronston

Nicholas Sandoval, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Early Career Award. The $507,000 award will allow Sandoval and his team of graduate students to continue their work on a type of bacteria with... more

Surface control Aug 21, 2018 Paula Burch-Celentano

Doctoral student Samuel Bliesner prepares a solvent to process plastic films in the lab of Julie Albert, assistant professor in the School of Science and Engineering's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The liquid will be used to alter the surface of a thin biodegradable plastic.... more

Tulane researcher wins national junior faculty award Aug 20, 2018 Barri Bronston

Nicholas Sandoval, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University, is the winner of a 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of major PhD-granting academic institutions – including... more

When matter interacts Jan 09, 2018 Paula Burch-Celentano

Using a Raman spectroscopy, a laptop in the lab of Daniel Shantz in the Department of Chemical Engineering displays a spectrum of reacted benzene. This technology allows scientists to better understand the mechanism of chemical reactions.

Sand exploration Jan 02, 2018 Paula Burch-Celentano

In the lab of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, researchers experiment with various crude oil samples and chemicals (pictured) in search of ways to treat crude oil-contaminated sand using an environmentally safe approach. 

Think small Dec 12, 2017 Paula Burch-Celentano

After creating eroded copper particles, Jeremy Wright, a doctoral candidate working in the lab of professor Brian Mitchell in the Tulane Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, transfers the particles for analysis to determine if nanoparticles are present. The nanoparticles will... more

Extraction action Nov 28, 2017 Paula Burch-Celentano

Meysam Shahami, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, extracts reacted benzene in the lab of Daniel Shantz. The solution will be used to analyze how much phenol is produced using a one-step reaction. Researchers hope to simplify the process of producing phenol which is used... more

Environmental control Nov 07, 2017 Paula Burch-Celentano

Since 2011, the Food and Drug Administration has approved roughly 200 novel drugs, of which approximately 25 percent are produced by cells. Tulane researchers in the laboratory of Anne Robinson (pictured), professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, grow flasks of mammalian cells in... more

Chemical engineering professor Lawrence Pratt honored by American Chemical Society Sep 26, 2017 Barri Bronston

, Lawrence Pratt, a chemical engineering professor in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University, has won a prestigious American Chemical Society award. Pratt was named winner of the 2018 Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids sponsored... more

Tulane receives grant to reduce auto emissions Sep 19, 2017 Roger Dunaway

Members of Tulane University’s Shantz Lab will work with industrial scientists to assist in the development of next-generation materials designed to reduce harmful automotive emissions.  The three-year-old lab and its group of students have received a grant and equipment resources from SACHEM, Inc... more

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