Adlina Paramarta, former CSMS graduate student researcher and recent graduate of North Dakota State University was featured in a December 2016 NDSU News story at https://www.ndsu.edu/news/ndsu_app/ndsu_doctoral_graduates_join_leading_edge_companies/
Best wishes to Adlina and Teluka.
Congratulations to Chad Ulven, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NDSU,
and researcher in the Center for Sustainable Materials Science, for receiving the Walter F.
and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professorship.
The Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professorship is awarded to an Associate Professor with at least 5 years of service to NDSU who demonstrates excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Chad earned a doctorate and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree from NDSU.
Chad joined the faculty at NDSU in 2005. His previous honors and awards includes the NDSU College of Engineering & Architecture 2007-2008 Faculty Researcher of the Year Award.
More information about this year’s endowed professorships at NDSU can be found at
To read more about Chad Ulven, visit his faculty page at
To learn more about the Center for Sustainable Materials, visit the website
The American Chemical Society has named Dean C. Webster, professor and chair of coatings and polymeric materials, to the 2016 class of ACS fellows.
Chad Ulven, North Dakota State University Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, will speak at the 2016 Commodity Classic about a biodegradable soil-based sensor he helped to develop that, once placed throughout a crop, provides wireless, real-time information about nutrients, salinity levels, or soil temperature and moisture.
Jayaraman Sivaguru, North Dakota State University James A. Meier Jr. Professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received a three-year, $440,000 award (CHE-1465075) from the National Science Foundation to develop environmentally benign, green strategies for performing chemical reactions with light. These projects are significant in the Department’s research focus area in sustainability and materials chemistry.
NDSU Provost Beth Ingram recently recognized two University Distinguished Professors for the high impact of their research. Mukund Sibi, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry and James A. Meier Professor, and Lawrence Reynolds, University Distinguished Professor of animal sciences, were acknowledged for achieving an h-index in excess of 50.
By Joshua Santiana
My name is Joshua Santiana and I am a rising senior at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. There, I am double majoring in Chemistry and Forensic Science. I am also from a suburban town In Connecticut. Now, seeing as how I both grew up and attend undergraduate school in Connecticut, you might be thinking, “how in the world did you end up in North Dakota for the summer?” Well, there is a simple answer to that question. When applying for summer REU programs my main focus was trying to find a research area that I would excel at and be interested in. This is what led me to joining the Sibi Group for the summer here at North Dakota State University.
* This item is from September 16, 2013 from the Chemistry Department’s ‘The Stuff of Life’ blog at http://stuffoflife.areavoices.com/ and relates to CSMS activities under the previous CSMS funding.
By Jasmine Burch
My name is Jasmine Burch, and I’m a rising junior Chemistry major at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA. I’m experiencing my first research here in the Chemistry Department at North Dakota State University. I’m pleased to have worked with The Sibi Group Lab in the Synthetic Organic Chemistry field.
* This item is from August 2, 2012 from the Chemistry Department’s ‘The Stuff of Life’ blog at http://stuffoflife.areavoices.com/ and relates to CSMS activities under the previous CSMS funding.
By Charles Good
Elementary school was a great time in my life. I walked the four blocks from our home in south central Pennsylvania to Lititz Elementary School with my mom and our yellow lab, Elsa. I played kickball and Four Square during recess. I performed in our school play. Through this blur of young excitement, learning and building, I remember a few key moments. One of them was my introduction to good storytelling. I was in second grade, and my teacher, Mrs. Sitler, invited Mrs. Clarke (mother to one of my classmates) to perform for the class. While I don’t remember any of the stories she told, I remember the way she told them. Her voice had a distinctly deep timbre and her hands danced as she told us her stories. She came to our class for one year; the next year, there was no time for telling stories as the mountains of science, history, math, and language began piling up.
* This blog item is from August 1, 2014 from the Chemistry Department’s ‘The Stuff of Life’ page http://stuffoflife.areavoices.com/ and relates to CSMS activities under the previous CSMS funding.