Dr. Nimir O. Elbashir and his research team are working on a novel process that could help gas-producing countries process natural gas without significantly contributing to CO2 emissions by converting natural gas into valuable hydrocarbon products, including ultraclean fuels or useful chemicals.
Texas A&M University’s Department of Residence Life and Utility & Energy Services announced the winners of the 2nd annual U-Challenge. The team that took first place at the graduate level included five doctoral students from Dr. M.M. Faruque Hasan’s research group in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering – Ishan Bajaj (team leader), Shachit Shankaran Iyer, Salih Emre Demirel, Akhil Arora and Spyridon Tsolas – and one master’s student from the subsea engineering program – Mohammad Alvi. The team was assigned Davis-Gary Hall.
Dr. Hadi Nasrabadi, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, is working in collaboration with professors in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments at Texas A&M University to better explain and predict hydrocarbon phase behavior in the nanometric spaces of unconventional reservoirs.
Dr. Hae-Kwon Jeong, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed a novel method to separate light olefins – such as ethylene and propylene that are used in packaging, plastic processing and textile manufacturing – from paraffins – such as ethane and propane. This is one of the most significant separations in chemical and petrochemical industries, with propylene production amounting to around $90 billion annually worldwide, yet one of the most challenging due to the similarity of their physical and chemical properties.
On April 20th 2018, Dr. Phanourios Tamamis, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2018 KANEKA Junior Faculty Award for outstanding performance and dedication in his research, recognized by the Polymer Technology Center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and the Kaneka Foundation.
In the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2019,” the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering was ranked the 21st best graduate chemical engineering program in the country overall, and the 12th best among public institutions.
Dr. Mark A. Barteau, the recently appointed vice president for research at Texas A&M University, has been chosen to serve as a professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry.