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CoMFRE’s Dennis Vigil leads project to develop continuous bioreactor

Dennis Vigil, Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering and CoMFRE faculty researcher, alongside Zengyi Shao, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering and Hershel B. Whitney Professor, Global Initiatives, are leading the development of a continuous bioreactor that integrates product extraction and separation into the design, so less equipment is …Continue reading “CoMFRE’s Dennis Vigil leads project to develop continuous bioreactor”

Thanks to CoMFRE undergrad research experience, Olivia Tyrrell shot for the moon… and made it

Olivia Tyrrell (mech engr ‘21) recently landed research on the moon in an area she has worked on since she was an undergrad researcher in the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education.   As a junior, she joined the Multiphase Reacting Flow Lab, working under the mentorship of James Michael, associate professor of mechanical engineering and CoMFRE faculty research.   “Dr. Michael introduced …Continue reading “Thanks to CoMFRE undergrad research experience, Olivia Tyrrell shot for the moon… and made it”

Annika Lehan is turning technology into sustainability

“As a Cyclone Engineer, I would like to use technology to design and improve processes that will help guide us toward a more sustainable future. Additionally, I hope to have a positive impact on my peers and one day be able to provide mentorship because it’s only when we help set up future generations that we will have truly made our impact on the world.”

Congratulations 2023-2024 Cardinal Women cohort

Congrats to Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff selected for the 2023-2024 Cardinal Women cohort: Elaina Beck, Engineering Student Services Kristen Bollenbaugh, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Alisha Carroll, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Leah Eilers, Electrical and Computer Engineering Alex Gustafson, Engineering Student Services Natasha Hoover, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Elizabeth Medina, Mechanical Engineering Cassie Rutherford, Civil, …Continue reading “Congratulations 2023-2024 Cardinal Women cohort”