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December 10, 2019

Two ChE students receive Fulbright grants

Brendan Butler and Thomas Carpenter were selected for 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program research grants, which fully fund a post postbaccalaureate year for graduate students and alumni to forge international bonds through research, graduate study or teaching English abroad. Butler (BSChE May 2019) is from South Bend, Indiana, and is now on his Fulbright scholarship in Italy at Politecnico di Milano's Laboratory of Applied Physical Chemistry. Carpenter (BSChE December 2018) is from Bloomington, Indiana, and is now pursuing fuel cell and renewable energy system research within Norway's context of becoming a renewable energy economy.
December 9, 2019

An engineering approach to reduce the pain of chemotherapy

Purdue University researchers are part of a multidisciplinary team working to better predict which patients will have side effects from specific chemotherapy drugs and develop therapeutic cures. Researchers include Parul Verma, a PhD candidate in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna, the Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering. "This is really about examining the mechanisms of neuropathy and other side effects and what happens to the neurons in the body due to chemotherapy," Verma said. "Then, we can design drugs to treat cancer without causing the side effects or at least reduce the number or severity of side effects."
December 6, 2019

ChE undergraduate Takashi Yokokura receives 2nd place at 2019 AIChE student conference

Davidson School of Chemical Engineering undergraduate Takashi Yokokura received second place at the recent 2019 AIChE Annual Student Conference Undergraduate Poster Competition in the Materials Engineering and Sciences Division. The competition was held on Monday, November 11, as part of the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
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