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MSEP Fall 2018 Newsletter

Susmita Bose named to National Academy of Inventors

Susmita Bose, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair and Professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. More

Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU and PNNL researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time. » More …

The Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data 2016

Dr. Yuehe Lin, Materials Science and Engineering Faculty member is one of the most cited MSE researchers.  Please view the link above for further information.

Researchers improve biosensors to detect E.coli

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria. » More …

WSU Part of $2.2M Grant to Advance Liquid Hydrogen Power

Washington State University researchers are part of a team receiving $2.2 million to develop an efficient and inexpensive hydrogen liquefaction system that could pave the way for mainstream availability of hydrogen fuels and hydrogen-powered vehicles.  Read More

Inspiring Ingenuity

.As a child, Susmita Bose embraced her mother’s mantra:  hard work can deliver unimagined rewards:  Bose encourages students to follow the same blueprint for success.  Continue Reading

Professor among world’s most highly cited researchers

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Yuehe Lin is among the top-cited scientific researchers in the world, named by Thomson Reuters among the top 1 percent of those cited in their fields for articles published 2003-13. Continue Reading

Nanostructure researcher Hipps elected as AVS fellow

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kerry Hipps, WSU chair and distinguished professor of chemistry, has been elected one of 10 new fellows of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). He joins Thomas Dickinson, Regents professor of physics, as the second AVS fellow at WSU.  Continue Reading

Grad student earns top national award for work on rocket fuel

PULLMAN, Wash. – Ian Richardson has won the top award in the U.S. for students studying cryogenics, or materials at very low temperatures. Read More

Susmita Bose receives ‘Women to Watch in Life Science’ award

Professor Susmita Bose will be recognized as “women to watch in life sciences” during the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association’s annual Life Science Innovation Northwest conference July 1 in Seattle.  Read More

A world leader in radiochemistry

By Will Ferguson

A growing nuclear industry paints a bright future for radiochemists.

The International Energy Agency predicts more than $25 trillion will need to be invested in nuclear reactors, radioactive waste storage facilities and the cleanup of contaminated sites globally in the next 15 years to help meet energy and carbon emission goals.

Here in the U.S., the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, six new reactors are scheduled to be completed by 2020. Additionally, the U.S Nuclear medicine market is estimated to reach $1.69 billion by the end of the year.  Read More

Amit Bandyopadhyay named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Amit Bandyopadhyay, a Washington State University researcher who developed a way to make tools out of moon rock and artificial bone on a 3D printer, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

The second NAI fellow in Washington, he joins an elite group nationwide that includes 21 Nobel Prize winners, 21 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and 10 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Science.

“Dr. Bandyopadhyay is a strong researcher who sees beyond the lab and into lives that his technologies can improve,” said Anson Fatland, associate vice president of economic development. “This is a great recognition that speaks to the quality of faculty and innovations coming from Dr. Bandyopadhyay’ s lab and WSU overall.”  Read More

Using a cool instrument to take a new look at rocket fuels

With the hope of developing better future rocket fuels, a group of researchers is developing instrumentation to test super cold fuel mixtures.

Led by Jake Leachman, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the researchers received support from the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) and from Aerojet Corporation to develop the instrumentation, which will be able to look at gelled mixtures of new kinds of high energy density fuels, like hydrogen and methane mixtures.  Read More