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Holiday Party

December 12, 2016 – Chemical Engineering Faculty, Staff & Students gathered at the Galanti Lounge for our 4th Annual CHE International themed potluck where we were treated to many wonderful dishes and holiday cheer!

2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

Congratulations to everyone who attended the AIChE Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA from November 13 – 18, 2016 and presented a poster highlighting the cutting edge research that students & faculty are performing in CHE at URI.  Representing our Department were 4 faculty,  8 grad students, and 13 undergraduates.      

CHE Volleyball & Pizza

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – The Faculty, Staff & Graduate Students had an exploding good time at this year’s Pizza and Volleyball game – allowing them to release energy before the start of classes.  There might have even been an implosion by strengths unknown!  

Jenike & Johanson helps students at AIChE Conference

Last fall and spring, Greg Mehos directed a group of four chemical engineering students who worked on an independent study project in which they measured the fundamental flow properties of pharmaceutical formulations.  The students presented their work at the AIChE Northeast Regional Student Conference last spring – they finished third!  

Kelsey Conahan ’16

Read about Kelsey Conahan in the News at URI!  She is a Chemical Engineering/French major in the International Engineering Program (BS ’16).

Zachary Caron ’16

Zachary Caron was a chemistry whiz working in private industry and eager to work on a project that could thwart terrorism when he met Chemical Engineering Professor Otto Gregory.   Together, they’ve created a sensor that detects triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, the explosive terrorists used in bombings in Brussels, Paris, and London.  (MS ’16)

New bomb detectors could boost airport security

Published on Jun 29, 2016 (RT America) In the wake of the attack on Ataturk airport in Turkey, many are wondering how to make softer terrorist targets more secure. Scientists at the University of Rhode Island are developing new bomb-detecting devices that can sniff out even the slightest trace of explosive molecules in the air. […]

2016 Research Symposium

The CHE Research Symposium was held at the Bay Campus on Tuesday, May 3rd.  Students under the guidance of CHE Faculty presented posters of their research – showcasing research that is taking place in the CHE department not only at the Graduate level but also at the Undergraduate level. Congratulations to everyone who presented – […]

Northeast Regional Student AIChE Conference

Adjunct Professor, Greg Mehos directed four chemical engineering students on an independent study project in which they optimized the flowability of acetaminophen blends.  Their work was presented at the Northeast Regional Student AIChE Conference on Saturday, April 23rd where they placed 3rd out of about 30 competitors.  Photograph of Matt Freeman, Tristan Trautman, Nicole Stevens-Murphy, […]

Ice Cream Social

On March 29th, the CHE Faculty, Students & Staff took a break from studies to gather in the lounge and make ice cream sundaes!  

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