CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

MEPT in the News:


2018


Language workshops with a native speaker in Czerwin

Dec. 04, 2018--On Tuesday, December 4, classes with a native speaker were held at Primary School with gymnasium branches in Czerwin. During a meeting with young people, Richard Egan talked about studying in Poland, living and studying in the USA and his interests. Classes with a native speaker were directed to third grade junior high school students and 8th grade primary school classes. Students enthusiastically participated in the classes, asked questions and made great contact with the visitor. At the end of the meeting, they honestly received small gifts from the American and then the guest set out on a short tour of Ostrołęka. Richard is an American Fulbriht scholarship holder at the University of Warsaw at the Faculty of Chemistry.

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DROUGHT FIGHTER FOUND IN SOIL: Discovery holds intriguing potential for agriculture

photo: Professor Yan Jin (left) and postdoctoral researcher Wenjuan Zheng (2016 MEPT graduate) hope to develop new technologies to increase food production using drought-fighting microbes that naturally live in soil)

Oct. 29, 2018--Experiments were done in both the lab at UD, and using high-powered neutron imaging at NIST to peer into the soil and record what was happening. In a closed environment chamber at the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, postdoctoral researcher Wenjuan Zheng and master’s student Saiqi Zeng worked with two soil samples at a time — a control sample and a sample treated with the UD1022 microbes — and continuously measured the water retention characteristics of the soil and the water evaporation rate as the soil was dried in the chamber. The experiments were done for different textured soils: sand, sandy soil and clay-rich soil samples, taken from the UD farm and from an agricultural experiment station in Georgetown, Delaware.

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Engineering a Global Perspective: UD student wins prestigious awards to travel the world while studying

Oct. 23, 2018--As a UD engineering student, Richard (Rickey) Egan developed the technical skills to address major global challenges, such as climate change. Now, through two prestigious awards, he is developing the global competency that could help him become a world changer. In September, Egan began a Fulbright award in Poland, where he is partnering with faculty at the University of Warsaw to better understand some of the many elements that contribute to smog, an environmental phenomenon that kills tens-of-thousands in the country every year. "While scientists do know the general ingredients in smog, they do not exactly know how it forms — the specific reactions, mechanisms and organic chemistry that result in the compounds that produce smog and air pollution," said Egan. He contributes to the conversation by measuring a number of very specific factors that feed into larger equations to predict how smog forms in Poland. For Egan, who was awarded his Honors Chemical Engineering degree in May and is enrolled as a 4+1 student in Particle Technology, thinking globally has been a natural part of his experience as a student at UD.

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Jiancheng Yang wins the 2018 AVS National Graduate Research Award

10/24/2018, Long Beach Convention Center, CA

The recipients of the Graduate Research Awards were determined after a general competition with all the graduate research applicants and a presentation to the Awards Committee at the International Symposium. At the AVS Awards Ceremony, Jiancheng Yang, University of Florida (University of Delaware, 2016 MEPT graduate) won the National Graduate Research Award. AVS Graduate Research Awards were established in 1984 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. Each consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.

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NINE WIN FULBRIGHTS: Record-setting year of Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards

May 23, 2018--Nine University of Delaware students and alumni have been selected to receive prestigious U.S. Student Fulbright Awards, marking the largest number of Fulbright award winners in University of Delaware history. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the nation’s premier international education exchange program, designed to foster mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries. The prestigious award allows young graduates and graduate students the opportunity to conduct research, study or teach English in one of over 140 countries.

Richard Egan
A senior honors chemical engineering and 4+1 master’s student in particle technology, Richard Egan will depart this summer not just for his Fulbright research award in Poland, but first to complete a Critical Language Scholarship in Japan. In Poland, Egan will partner with faculty at the University of Warsaw to better understand some of the many elements that contribute to smog, an environmental phenomenon that kills tens-of-thousands in the country every year. “While scientists do know the general ingredients in smog, they do not know how it actually forms -- and the specific reactions, mechanisms and organic chemistry that result in the compounds that produce smog and air pollution,” he said. Egan will contribute to the conversation by measuring a number of very specific factors that feed into larger equations to predict how smog forms in Poland.

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