2014 Annual Senior Awards BanquetThe Annual Senior Awards Banquet was held on April 17, 2014. In addition to sharing lunch, presentations were made for outstanding students and faculty. The Chemical Engineering Department congratulates the following seniors for their achievements. Curtis Beck, President of the local chapter of AIChE, awarded the Outstanding Senior, by vote of the class, to James Berejkoff. Bruce Oblad awarded the Oblad Silver Medal of Excellence, in honor of his late father Alex Oblad, to Tessora (Tess) Young, This award is based on an outstanding senior student graduating in Chemical Engineering. The Oustanding Faculty Award, voted by the Senior Class was awarded to Professor Terry Ring. The Leadership and Service award was presented to Katherine (Kat) Bell, and the Commitment and Dedication award to Tristalee Williams. Finally, the Outstanding Academic Achievement award recipients were, Orland Bateman, Hayley Buchman, Rachel Claudius, Morgan Empey, Taylor Geisler, Brandon Mitchell, Matthew Osmond, and Sean Patterson.
Sustainable Green Technology: From small to large scale, making oil from discarded plastic
Sometimes great ideas and inspiration come from unexpected places. Take for example, Benjamin Coates a University of Utah, Ph.D., candidate in Chemical Engineering whose Ph.D. advisor is Professor Eric Eddings. Priyanka Bakaya, a woman of Kashmiri descent, whose PK Clean company developed a proprietary process that turns recycled waste plastic into oil that can be made into gasoline, kerosene and diesel. Starting from Coates small-scale research model at the University of Utah, they are now operating their first commercial scale unit in Salt Lake. By converting all of our landfill plastics into oil, this technology could offset 25% of annual U.S. auto fuel consumption.
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