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December 2017 - A project on the environmental and economic impact for WTE technologies is funded by the William W. Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.

November 2017 - Congratulations to Matthew Kastelic for winning an UG poster award at the AICHE meeting in Minneapolis.

September 2017 - Andy, Debtanu, and Bryan present their research at the Southeastern Catalysis Society Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina.

August 2017 - An invited was giving at the ACS Energy and Fuel division at the Fall ACS meeting in Washington DC, in honor of Prof. Umit Ozkan winning the Storch award. LINK

August 2017 - An article on USF's recent patents. LINK

August 2017 - Congratulations to Bryan Hare for earning a FSGC/NASA M.S. fellowship.

July 2017 - An invited talk is given at the Renewable Energy Systems and Sustainability Conference on renewable fuel and chemical production.

July 2017 - An invited talk is given at the SWANA FL 2017 Summer Conference and Hinkley Center Colloquium on waste-to-energy.

June 2017 - NSF I-Corps project is awarded. LINK

June 2017 - Several members travel to Denver to present posters and talks at the NACS meeting.

May 2017 - Congratulations to Ummuhan (PhD), Nada (PhD), Gaurav (BS), and Tony (BS) for their respective graduations.

May 2017 - Congratulations to Debtanu for receiving a USF Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

April 2017 - Research on waste-to-energy continues, as the group partners with T2C-Energy LLC, a startup company that was awarded a DOE SBIR Phase II grant.

April 2017 - Congratulations to Nada for winning the department's outstanding RA award, Tony for earning the department's undergraduate researcher award, and Adela for earning the TA of the year.

March 2017 - Congratulations to Gaurav for defending his thesis.

February 2017 - Congratulations to Debtanu for receiving a Kokes travel award to attend NAM 25.

December 2016 - Congratulations to Nada and Ummuhan for defending their dissertations.

November 2016 - Congratulations to Debtanu for receiving a travel award from the AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division to attend the annual meeting that will be held in November San Francisco.

November 2016 - Nada and Debtanu present their research at the National AIChE conference in San Francisco, California.

November 2016 - Adela, Gaurav, Debtanu, and Tony present their research at the USF College of Engineering Research Day.

September 2016 - Andy and Debtanu present their research at the Southeastern Catalysis Society Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina. Congratulations to Debtanu for winning a poster presentation award.

August 2016 - Welcome to Yetunde "Tosin" Sokefun who joins the group as a PhD student.

August 2016 - A NSF REU site award is made to USF. The first cohort of students will begin in May 2017. LINK

August 2016 - Congratulations to Annie Meier for passing her proposal defense and becoming a PhD candidate.

May 2016 - Congratulations to Yolanda (PhD), Ryan (MS), Adela (BS), Bryan (BS), Taylor (BS), and Andy S. (BS) for their respective graduations.

April 2016 - Congratulations to Devin Walker (MS 2012) for being selected as the recipient of the USF COE Outstanding Young Alumni (LINK)

April 2016 - Congratulations to Debtanu for winning the department's outstanding RA award and Bryan for earning the department's undergraduate researcher award.

April 2016 - Adela presents a talk at the AICHE regional undergraduate conference in Alabama.

March 2016 - Debtanu presents a poster at the USF STEM Summit (https://usfweb.usf.edu/ucm/events/stemsummit/)

March 2016 - Congratulations to Ryan Kent for defending his thesis.

March 2016 - Congratulations to Yolanda Daza for defending her dissertation.

February 2016 - Research on waste-to-energy continues, as the group partners with T2C-Energy LLC, a startup company that was awarded a DOE SBIR Phase I grant.

November 2015 - Congratulations to Debtanu Maiti for passing his proposal defense and becoming a PhD candidate.

November 2015 - Adela, Ummuhan, Nada and Yolanda present their research at the National AIChE conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 2015 - Congratulations to Sandy Pettit (PhD 2014) for being inducted as a SWE fellow (LINK).

October 2015 - Tony and Debtanu present posters at the USF College of Engineering Research Day. Congratulations to Debtanu for earning a travel award.

September 2015 - Nada, Ummuhan, Yolanda, Bryan and Debtanu present their research at the Southeastern Catalysis Society Symposium in Clemson, South Carolina. Congratulations to Debtanu and Yolanda for winning awards for their poster and oral presentations, respectively, and to Bryan for his honorable mention on his undergrad poster presentation.

September 2015 - A project on improving waste-to-energy conversion processes involving landfill gas is funded by the William W. Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.

September 2015 - Congratulations to Yolanda for receiving a travel award from the AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division to attend the annual meeting that will be held November 8-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

August 2015 - Congratulations to Jon (MS), Divya (MS), and Nathan (BS) for their respective graduations.

July 2015 - Congratulations to Yolanda for earning a McKnight Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.

July 2015 - Congratulations to Yolanda and Nada for earning Florida Space Grant Dissertation Improvement Fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year.

July 2015 - Congratulations to Divya for successfully defending her MS thesis.

June 2015 - Congratulations to Jon for successfully defending his MS thesis.

June 2015 - Yolanda and Nada present their research at the NAM 24 in Pittsburgh.

April 2015 - Congratulations to Yolanda for co-winning the department's outstanding RA award and Nathan for earning the department's undergraduate researcher award.

April 2015 - Congratulations to Ummuhan Cimenler for passing her proposal defense and becoming a PhD candidate.

April 2015 - Congratulations to Nada Elsayed for passing her proposal defense and becoming a PhD candidate.

April 2015 - Yolanda Daza and Jon Pickering talk about their research at the department seminar.

April 2015 - Andy Suleskey presents his research at the regional undergraduate AICHE meeting in Clearwater FL.

April 2015 - Adela, Bryan, Jon, and Nathan present their research at the USF Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

April 2015 - Bryan, Taylor, and Daniela earn OUR Interdisciplinary Research Scholarships.

March 2015 - The Hinkley TAG meeting is held. Dr. Matt Yung (NREL) and Devin Walker (BASF) visit the group.

March 2015 - Yolanda and Nada present posters at USF's Graduate Research Symposium.

March 2015 - Yolanda earns a Kokes award to attend the NACS meeting in Pittsburgh in June.

February 2015 - Daniela Allbright joins the group as an UG researcher.

January 2015 - Adela Ramos joins the group as an UG researcher.

November 2014 - Yolanda, Debtanu, and Ryan present their research at the AIChE annual meeting in Atlanta GA.

September 2014 - Several members present at the 13th Annual Symposium of the Southeastern Catalysis Society in Asheville NC. Congratulations to Yolanda for winning a prize for her poster presentation.

August 2014 - Anne Caraccio, a doctoral student co-advised by Venkat Bhethanabotla, joins our group.

August 2015 - Congratulations to Jon for finishing his BS degree.

June 2014 - Several members of our group attend the Gordon Catalysis Conference in New Hampshire.

June 2014 - Congratulations to Nada Elsayed Ryan Kent, and Nathan Roberts for winning awards for poster presentations at the AICHE CF Meeting.

May 2014 - Congratulations to Sandy (PhD), Cheryl (BS), Shelby (BS), Ryan (BS), and James (BS) for their respective graduations.

April 2014 - Congratulations to Yolanda Daza for passing her proposal defense and becoming a PhD candidate.

April 2014 - Congratulations to Sandy Pettit for winning the USF Golden Bull Award.

April 2014 - Congratulations to Nada Elsayed for being selected as a recipient of a USF Graduate Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year.

April 2014 - Bryan, Jon, and Nathan present their research at the USF Undergraduate Research ColloquiumCongratulations to Nathan Roberts for being selected as a recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards from USF's Office of Undergraduate Research.

March 2014 - Congratulations to Sandy Pettit for defending her dissertation.

March 2014 - Congratulations to Ryan Kent for winning an award for his presentation at the regional AICHE meeting held in Puerto Rico.

March 2014 - Yolanda, Ummuhan, and Nada present posters at USF's Graduate Research Symposium.

March 2014 - An invited talk entitled “Surface properties via model catalytic reactions over supported metal nanoparticles” is given at the Florida AVS meeting in Orlanda.

January 2014 - The NCIIA E-team grant is extended with a phase II award to continue our R&D on WTE technologies.

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