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HCRG News from 2011


Dr. Ozkan was given the College of Engineering Distinguished Professor Award in January 2012

Sreshtha, Sai, and Patrick joined HCRG in Autumn of 2011

HyunTae completed his bachelor's degree and became a graduate student in Autumn 2011

Dieter finished his Ph.D. and accepted a position with BASF in September 2011

Hyunkyu received the AICHE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division travel award to attend the AICHE meeting in October 2011

Dr. Ozkan was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2010), AICHE (2010), and American Chemical Society (2011)

Dr. Ozkan received the 2011 TechColumbus Innovation Award

Juan joined HCRG in June 2011

Dan and Chris graduated in June 2011 and have proceeded to attend grad school and join industry, respectively

Burcu left HCRG after four successful years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and joined BASF, New Jersey in July 2011

Judi joined HCRG as an NSF intern for Summer 2011

Dr. Ozkan received the OSU College of Engineering Lumley Research Award (2011).

Dieter defended his thesis in May 2011

Anne-Marie joined HCRG in April 2011

Hyunkyu received the Kokes Travel Award to present his research at NAM 2011 in Detroit, MI.

Dr. Ozkan received the John van Geuns Lectureship Award at the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (2009), American Institute of Chemical Engineers WIC Mentorship Excellence Award (2010) and Iowa State University Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (2010).

Judi entered the picture below into the 2011 AAPT Physics Photo Contest



Snow Waves: This picture shows some playground equipment after a snow and ice storm. The snow and ice that had collected on the top rail had slid down to the cross bars as the sun heated it up. The shape of the snow looks like it could be parabolic but it is likely a hyperbolic cosine curve. This is the same shape that a hanging chain or cable forms when supported at the ends and acted upon by gravity. This shape is known as the catenary, which comes from the Latin word catena, meaning “chain.” Catenaries are often used in the structure of arches, kilns, anchor lines, and occasionally in suspension bridges. By Judi Keys