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Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant

Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant

February 13, 2018

Coffee mugs and popsicle sticks are transformed into chemical reactors as part of an innovative teaching experiment that allows student engineers to simulate reactions in a real-life, sprawling chemical plant.

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Ching Tang inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Ching Tang inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

January 29, 2018

Ching Tang is being recognized for his part in helping pioneer development of the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, found in today’s flat panel displays in computers, cell phones, and televisions.

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Wyatt Tenhaeff shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for safer electric car battery

Wyatt Tenhaeff shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for safer electric car battery

December 21, 2017

A safer lithium-ion battery that reduces the risk of fire in electric vehicles, developed by a University chemical engineer and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named one of R&D Magazine’s 100 inventions of the year.

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Undergraduate’s summer research is a glass act

Undergraduate’s summer research is a glass act

August 11, 2017

Chemical engineering major Tianhao Yu ’19 has a unique job this summer: testing organic light-emitting diodes that may help improve the screen displays of devices such as cell phones and televisions.

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Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

August 10, 2017

A mechanical engineering student visiting from the University of Maryland, Ricardo Cardoza stretched himself—and the shape-memory polymers he worked with—in Mitchell Anthamatten’s chemical engineering lab this summer.

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Old slave castles an ‘asylum’ for nature

Old slave castles an ‘asylum’ for nature

June 28, 2017

Jiacheng Sun on the incorporation of plant structures into old slave structures in Ghana, and their preservation as a result.

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Our journey to Elmina

Our journey to Elmina

June 15, 2017

Gilda DeDona on the transition from tourist to researcher in her first weeks at a summer field school in Ghana.

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Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

April 14, 2017

Members of the fledgling Chem-E-Car team went head to head against powerhouse teams from Cornell and McGill at their first-ever regional competition last month. The event features vehicles students build from scratch, powered by chemical reactions.

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Building a better battery, large and small

Building a better battery, large and small

September 15, 2016

If chemical engineering professor Wyatt Tenhaeff and his students succeed, their work will help create the next generation of batteries so slim they can fit inside clothing, and so large they can power a car without risk of fire.

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U of R develops new material shape memory polymer

U of R develops new material shape memory polymer

February 19, 2016

A University of Rochester professor and his team have developed a new material. It’s called a shape memory polymer and it’s capable of lifting 1,000 times its mass.

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