In his latest release, Radio Frequency Modulation Made Easy, Faruque blends theory and practice to bring readers up-to-date in key concepts, underlying principles and practical applications of radio frequency modulation. The presentation is designed to be easily accessible, minimizing mathematics and maximizing visuals. Read more
Dr. Feng ‘Frank’ Xiao, a Civil Engineering Assistant Professor, will attend the 252nd ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, August 21-25) where he will organize and co-chair a three-day symposium on environmental sorption and advanced oxidation processes and present a paper on the interactions between heavy metals with environmental and engineered black carbon. The ACS National Meeting is one of the largest conferences in chemistry/biology and chemical/biological/environmental engineering bringing together ~15,000 attendees including professors, scientists, postdocts, students and other professionals. Dr. Xiao’s symposium has 46 oral presentations with two keynotes and 22 invited speeches by leading scientists in the field, including the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
~ Feng Xiao, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
This is about science on ice.
And as science goes, the headline in the latest issue of the American Geophysical Union’s Geophysical Research Letters triggers excitement: “Million year old ice found under meter-thick debris layer in Antarctica.”
It’s a report from research conducted by geomorphologist Jaakko Putkonen, director of the UND Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering, and a team that included one of his former graduate students, Theodore Bibby, now a Ph.D. who’s teaching and researching part-time for UND. Read more
A certificate program in Petroleum Engineering is now offered to those who would like to learn about different topics in oil and gas disciplines. The program is offered online and requires completion of four courses chosen from several available courses. There will not be any official exams, however, several field type and practical examples and case studies are presented to learn about the applications of each topic in oil and gas operations. Read more
UND biology major Rachel Thorstenson observed three years ago the English Coulee needed help. Too many nutrients equaled big algae blooms—and the bacteria that feasted on algae. Result: messy look, unpleasant odors.
The Plymouth, Minn., native then took a course—co-presented by Phil Gerla, Geology & Geological Engineering, and Nick Ralston, UND Energy & Environmental Research Center—that focused on the coulee and inspired her to take action. Among the potential remediation ideas she found: floating islands filled with soil and native plants to clean the water. Read more
Energy & Environmental Research Center and Chemical Engineering – “Rare Earth Extraction from North Dakota Coal Related Feedstocks” – $47,000
Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering – “Commercialization of Novel Lignin Reinforced Bioplastics by Using Game Changing Additive Manufacturing Practice” – $99,852
Surojit Gupta, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation grant to organize a Young Professionals Forum in Toronto this summer at the 9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites and Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development 2016. Read more
Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering – “Development of Next-Generation Agricultural Soil Amendments” – $93,661
Every year, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) honors a number of organizations who strive to further knowledge in geothermal technology, as well as economic and environmental advances, at the Baseload Renewable Energy Summit.
This year UND’s own Will Gosnold, a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering, accepted an award for “launching the first commercial project for co-producing geothermal power from oil and gas wells.” Read more
Chemical Engineering – “2,3-Butanediol Production via Fermentation, an Alternative Route to Chemical Synthesis, Using Synthesis Gas from Lignite Coal Gasification” – $100,000
The Featured Scholar series recognizes faculty researchers whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional field and has brought exposure to the University
This month, the University recognizes Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Surojit Gupta.
“UND has an excellent engineering program, and it fits well with my background in materials science and engineering,” Gupta said. Read more
Under a subcontract from GE Power (formerly Alstom) on a U.S. Department of Energy funded project, the UND Institute for Energy Studies will be investigating ways to improve Alstom’s Chemical Looping Technology. UND researchers will be working with Alstom to develop novel oxygen carrier compositions and optimize process conditions to improve fuel conversion and maximize carrier durability. Testing will be conducted using UND’s novel chemical looping test facility. The overall objective of this multi-year project is to advance Chemical Looping technology, an attractive option for reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel power generation systems.
~ Daniel Laudal, Research Engineer, Chemical Engineering
Please join the Department of Petroleum Engineering Thursday, December 10, at 10:00 a.m. in Harrington Hall Room 100G (The Jodsaas Center Conference Room) for a presentation by Hemanta Sarma, Professor, Oil and Gas Engineering, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering […]