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Preparing the Next Generation for a Greener Chemical Future

Friday, October 15, 2010

There is a growing trend in industry for reducing waste and dealing with environmental concerns, as highlighted in a 2006 Nature article. CEBC graduate students and postdocs are uniquely trained to meet this need. The majority have found permanent employment in industry, and a third of the CEBC-trained students have been hired by CEBC member companies, including ConocoPhillips, DuPont, Archer Daniels Midland, and Eastman.

Here's how the numbers stack up: 85% of graduate students and postdocs have been hired by industry; 15% have taken faculty positions. As of May 2010, 23 CEBC students have earned PhDs and eight earned Masters degrees.

In addition, five graduate and two undergraduate students have participated in internships.  These experiences help students learn about industrial research practices and find employment. For example, one intern was subsequently hired by DuPont. 

To learn more about CEBC's graduate program, click here.

Degrees and Employment for CEBC Graduate Students
  Faisal Baksh, M.S. Chemical Engineering, KU, 2010, consultant Yuanchun Li, M.S. Chemical Engineering, KU, 2010  
  Azita Ahosseini, PhD Chemical Engineering, KU, 2010, Lecturer at the University of Kansas

Wei Ren PhD Chemical Engineering, KU, 2010,
FLSmidth

 
  Alexander Vorouchilov, PhD Chemistry, KU, 2010, Postdoctoral research at Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City    
 
Jing Fang, PhD Chemical Engineering, KU, 2009
Post Doctoral Associate

Matthew Sherrill, PhD Chemistry, KU, 2009
Post-Doctoral Assoc.
U.S. Army Research Lab

 
 
Brandon Long, M.S. Chemical Engineering, KU, 2009
Carmen Owen, M.S.
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UI, 2009
Research assistant at UI
 
 
Elijah Thimsen, MS Chemical Engineering, WUStL, 2009
 
 
 

Emmanuel Ankudey, PhD, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, UI, 2008 Faculty at Kwame Nkrumah Univ.

Brandon Cotton, BS
Chemical Engineering, PVAMU, 2008
 
 
Janardhan Garikipati, PhD Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, UI, 2008
Genomatica
Kening Gong, PhD
Chemical Engineering
KU, 2008
ConocoPhillips
 
 

Radmila Jevtic, PhD Chemical Engineering, WUStL, 2008
Celanese

Chad Johnson, PhD
Chemical Engineering,
KU, 2008 - Eastman Chemical Company
 
 

Lennis Jones, BS Chemical Engineering, PVAMU, 2008

Angela McIver, PhD
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, UI, 2008 Danisco/Genencor
 
 
Adam Okerlund, PhD, Biochemistry, Chemical, Biochemical Engineering, UI, 2008 - Optherion Inc.

Antonio Osorio-Lozada, PhD Medicinal Chemistry, UI, 2008 - Lonza

 
 
Andy Wang, PhD Chemistry, KU, 2008
Scripps Research Institute
 
 
 

Gbenga Ajiobye, MS, Chemical Engineering PVAMU, 2007
Schlumberger

April French, PhD Chemistry, KU, 2007 - Asst Prof at Northwestern State Univ.
 
 
Debangshu Guha, PhD Chemical Engineering, WUStL, 2007
ConocoPhillips

Bhuma Rajagopalan, PhD Chemical Engineering, KU, 2007 - DuPont

 
 

Sagar Sarsani, PhD Chemical Engineering, KU, 2007
Dow Chemical

Jay Schleicher, MS, Chemical Engineering, KU, 2007 - General Electric

 
 
Arya Tulva, MS Engineering Management, KU, 2007
MGP Ingredients
 
 
 

Hong Jin, PhD
Chemical Engineering, KU, 2006 - ConocoPhillips

R.C. Ramaswamy, PhD
Chemical Engineering, WUStL, 2006
Eastman Chemical Company

 


CEBC Calendar

POSTPONED TO FALL 2017 February 28, Tuesday - Industry Colloquium
Presented at Spahr Auditorium
John Warner, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Title TBA

March 15, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

NOTE NEW DATES: April 24 & 25, Spring IAB/SAB Meeting
Monday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave.
Tuesday, April 25, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the CEBC complex, 1501 Wakarusa Drive

 

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