Whipple Places in Student Paper Competition

Undergraduate researcher, Wesley Whipple placed 3rd at the 2011 AIChE Southern Regional Student Conference paper Competition held on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta.  Wesley’s’ Paper was titled “Linking Glycerol Dehydration Chemistry and the Biodiesel Lifecycle”.

Whipple Wins Research Award

Undergraduate researcher Wesley Whipple was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award at the 2011 International Congress of Sustainability Science and Engineering in Tucson, Arizona for his contribution titled “Interfacial Phenomena in Biodiesel Production”. 

Research Group Attends ICOSSE11

Dr. Seay along with PhD Student Sumesh Sukumara and undergraduate researcher Wesley Whipple recently attended at the 2011 International Congress of Sustainability Science and Engineering in Tucson, Arizona.  Dr. Seay served as Chair for the Poster Sessions while Sumesh and Wesley presented the results of their research work.

Sukumara Awarded USEC Fellowship

PhD student Sumesh Sukumara has been awarded the USEC Fellowship for the 2010 – 2011 Academic year.  Sumesh is researching the integration of process systems engineering and supply chain management in the development of economic models for sustainable biorefining.

Ramsey Wins Research Award

Undergraduate researcher Andrea Ramsey won the Best Undergraduate Research Award at the 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering held May 9 – 12 in Hangzhou, China for her research titled “Development of Multidisciplinary Region Specific Economic Models for Integrated Biorefining”, coauthored with Sumesh Sukumara and Jeffrey Seay.

Research Group Well Represented in China

Dr. Seay’s group was well represented at the 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering held May 9 – 12 in Hangzhou, China.  Undergraduate researchers Luke Richardson and Andrea Ramsey both presented posters on their research work.

UK Group Invited to Participate in P3 Design Competition

A student design group from the University of Kentucky Paducah Extended Campus advised by Dr. Seay and Dr. Charles Lu has been selected to participate in the U.S. EPA People Prosperity and the Planet National Student Design Competition.  Refer to the EPA website at www.epa.gov/p3 for more details.

New Graduate Student Joins Research Group

New PhD student Sumesh Sukumara will join the research group in the Spring Semester.  Sumesh received his Master’s Degree from Texas A&M, Kingsville, and will be working on research related to sustainable biorefinery optimization.

Ramsey Wins Best Poster

Undergraduate researcher Andrea Ramsey wins 1st Place in the Environmental Division of the Undergraduate Poster competition at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.

Group Well Represented in Nashville

Dr. Seay’s group was well represented at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.  Jason Gish, Kandace Ramey, Andrea Ramsey, Luke Richardson and Jacob Thomas all presented posters on their research work.

Richardson Win Best Poster Award

Undergraduate researcher Luke Richardson wins Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award at the 1stInternational Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gish, Thomas and Richardson Participate in ICOSSE 2009

Jason Gish, Jacob Thomas and Luke Richardson have their research presented at the 1st International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gish, Thomas and Ramsey Join Research Group

Jason Gish and Jacob Thomas from the Paducah Program and Andrea Ramsey from Lexington have joined the research group as undergraduate researchers for the Summer semester.

Hansrote, Ramey and Richardson Participate at UK EUREKA Undergraduate Research Showcase

Sean Hansrote, Kandace Ramey and Luke Richardson presented posters of their research at the University of Kentucky EUREKA Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars.

Hansrote, Ramey and Richardson Participate at AIChE Regional Student Conference

Sean Hansrote, Kandace Ramey and Luke Richardson participated in the Annual AIChE Regional Student Conference.  This year’s conference was held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Hansrote and Richardson participated in the Student Poster Competition and Ramey participated in the Student Paper Competition.