Congratulations to Yufeng Quan, who has been selected for the AICHE 8A’s Excellence in Graduate Student Research. He will present his research, Efficient and Sustainable Manufacture of Polymeric Composites and Their Applications in Flame Retardancy, at this November’s AICHE national meeting in Orlando!
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) have appointed Dr. Wang as the new associate editors of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Also known as JOEH, AIHA and ACGIH have jointly published the peer-reviewed journal on the knowledge and practice of occupational and environmental health and safety since 2004.
Congratulations to two PhD students from our group receiving the department fellowship. Well done, Yufeng and Harold! Full Story
Yufeng Quan: Brunner-Barnes Fellowship
Harold Escobar: Jim and Kathy Holste Fellowship
Dr. Qingsheng Wang, associate professor and George Armistead ’23 Faculty Fellow in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team of researchers have spent over three years finding more efficient ways to manufacture metal-organic framework (MOF)-based composites for industrial applications such as flame retardants. Full Story in Phys.org
The International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organizations (INSHPO), in collaboration with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the BCSP Foundation, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP), and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), are pleased to announce a team of qualified experts has been chosen to undergo the study examining the impact and value of using safety professionals in the workplace proposed by the organizations earlier this year.
Dr. Wang’s team was selected for this grant. Texas A&M University is the leading organization with Dr. Wang as the Principal Investigator. The team is comprised of:
- Sam Wang, PhD, PE, CSP, Texas A&M University
- Michael Larranaga, PhD, PE, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, REM Risk Consultants LLC
- James McIntosh, CSP, CIH, Marshall University
- Miaozong Wu, PhD, CSP, ARM, University of Central Missouri
Dr. Neil Canter, Contributing Editor | TLT Tech Beat July 2022
These emulsifiers function by assembling as solid particles at the oil-water interface.
• Conventional emulsions are not sufficiently stabilized with surfactants over the long term.
• Thin and nanometer-wide planar carbon structures, known as graphene quantum dots, have been developed that demonstrate superior emulsion stability to surfactants in deionized water and in the presence of high levels of electrolytes.
• The zwitterionic nature of the graphene quantum dots allows the emulsifier to stabilize emulsions over a wide pH range from 3 to 12.
Congratulations to all students graduating this Spring from our group.
Ruiqing Shen will join the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Marshall University as Assistant Professor this Fall semester. Great to see next generation of the Wang academic family. Wish you the best in your academic career!
Pallavi Kumari will join Intel as Process Engineer. Seungho Lee will work at POSCO in South Korea and Bryan M. Wan working for Cenovus Energy in Canada. Best wishes to all of you!
Researchers at Texas A&M University have found a way to control the charge of nanoparticles on a two-fluid interface to create a more stable system in which its charge can also be switched and controlled. The ability to change the charge of nanoparticles on a two-fluid interface — specifically, an oil-water interface — would result in a surface that could acclimate itself to fit many diverse applications, such as a more durable firefighting operation and even controlled release in certain medications.
Dr. Qingsheng Wang has been named George Armistead ‘23 Faculty Fellow. Wang, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, joined Texas A&M University in 2019. His current research focuses on flame retardant and composite manufacturing, process safety using machine learning, and fire and explosion dynamics, such as battery fire, fire whirl, and hydrogen explosion.
Congratulations on three recent graduated PhD students. Wish you all the best in the next chapter of your life:
- Zeren Jiao, PhD, August 2021, join KBR
- Hongfei Xu, PhD, December 2021, join Ascent Materials
- Chenxi Ji, PhD, December 2021, join ABS Consulting
Congratulations on three PhD students on their successful passing of preliminary exams: Ryan Shen, Rong Ma and Trent Parker. Wish you all having successful final defenses soon next year!