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Drs. Grady, Harrison, Harwell, Jentoft, Resasco

A Tribute to the FACULTY.  Congratulations to our very own talented faculty.

The President’s Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Program Outstanding  Mentor Award goes to Dr. Brian Grady.

Patent and Inventor Awards go to Dr. Roger Harrison and Dr. Daniel Resasco.

The National Academy of Inventors Award goes to Jeffrey Harwell.

New Presidential Professorships were issued and the Anadarko Presidential Professorship goes to Dr. Friederike Jentoft

Dr. Brian Grady also has an Anniversary Recognition of 20 years or more service to OU.

Jeffrey H. Harwell

Congratulations Dr. Jeffrey Harwell was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Investors.

COE blog: Two University of Oklahoma professors—Paul L. DeAngelis and Jeffrey Harwell—have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

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The three finalists for the Best Product Innovation, one of five ICIS Innovation Awards for 2013, are out and a collaboration between the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research and Novus International are one of the three finalists!  The innovative product is the development of a new non-ethoxylated high-performance nonionic surfactant.  This breakthrough technology was part of an effort to find potential new applications for hydrosyl methyl thiobutyric acid (HMTGA), a widely used feed additive. Read more at; the winner will be announced in the fall.  Good Luck!

Daniel Resasco

The University of Oklahoma will investigate two methods—thermal fractionation and supercritical solvent extraction—to maximize the amount of renewable carbon and hydrogen that can be extracted from biomass and converted to a refinery-compatible intermediate and suitable for final upgrading to a transportation fuel. The multidisciplinary research team includes experts in catalysis, separation, life-cycle analysis and techno-economic assessment.

Last December, the University picked up $466K from the USDA as a part of efforts to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the grants through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). which supports work in six priority areas: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition and health; renewable energy, natural resources and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities. Link to fulll article

Joaquin Resasco

Congratulations Joaquin Resasco was April 3, 2012 was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)



Miguel Gonzales

Congratulations to Miguel Gonzalez, PhD student working with Prof. Daniel Resasco, received one of the awards at the Cellulosic Bioenergy Research Scientific Hybrid Poster Competition at the Oklahoma EPSCoR 2011 Annual State Conference for his paper entitled: Anisole and Guaiacol Deoxygenation over Pt-Sn Monoliths.


Brent Van Rite

Brent Van Rite, Dr. Harrison's Ph.D. student in Bioengineering, won first place in the Engineering B group at Student Research and Performance Day held by the Graduate College on March 25th. The title of Brent’s poster was “Targeted Enzyme Prodrug Therapy Designed for Breast Tumor Destruction.”

Brent Van Rite winning first place in an engineering category at the Graduate College’s Student Research and Performance Day.  He also won the McNair’s Choice Award.  This is the 4th year in a row that Brent has won 1st place in an engineering category for this event, which is quite a feat.  He received a $350 award this year.



Book Published

Congratulations Dr. Grady on your book being published:

Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites: Manufacture, Properties, and Applications   

Brian P. Grady

Alberto Striolo receives Regents Award 2011

Professor Alberto Striolo received the Regent’s Award for Superior Research and Creative Activity at the annual Faculty Awards 2011

2011 HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award given by the American Chemical Society Division of Computers in Chemistry

Manaswee Suttipong

Manaswee Suttipong, working with Prof. Alberto Striolo, was recognized for the 'Outstanding Poster Presentation' award at the 2011 March Meeting of the American Physical Society

Ed ORear Regents Award
Dr. Rodger Harrison
Erica Brown

Getting Smarter About Soap Scum (PDF)

Thai, Oklahoma Researchers Honored With
Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Distinguished Paper Award

Research Was Cited as Best Technical Paper in Journal of Surfactants and Detergents

WASHINGTON, DC – May 15, 2007 – Research that could help cleaning product manufacturers devise better ways to attack soap scum has been honored with The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Distinguished Paper Award.