Department of Chemical Engineering – News

  • August 28, 2020

    world map showing where gas hydrates have been discovered.

    Team develops model to determine stability of gas hydrates

    Natural gas-hydrates—crystalline compounds of gas molecules—are found in permafrost and marine sediments. While these gas hydrates can be used as alternative energy resources, they also pose a danger in terms of global warming. RIT researchers Patricia Taboada-Serrano and Yali Zhang developed a comprehensive model to better validate location of gas-hydrate deposits in marine sediments.

  • May 12, 2020

    Darci Lane-Williams, assistant director of Title IX and Clery Compliance.

    Darci Lane-Williams receives 2020 Edwina Award

    Darci Lane-Williams, assistant director of Title IX and Clery Compliance, has received the 2020 Edwina Award for her significant contributions to enhance gender diversity and inclusiveness at RIT. In addition, 10 graduating students were also named as “Legacy Leaders.”

  • July 24, 2019

    College student shows child an assembly line with Lego pieces.

    Kate Gleason College of Engineering recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives

    Engineers today must be able to manage technical aspects of projects but also work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace. RIT is preparing its engineering graduates for those growing demands and was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education as part of its national commitment to improve diversity within university engineering programs.

  • November 6, 2018

    Patricia Taboada-Serrano poses for a photo in front of a fume hood in a lab.

    Faculty-researcher honored as Emerging Investigator

    Patricia Taboada-Serrano, an associate professor of chemical engineering, was named a 2018 Emerging Investigator by the American Chemical Society for her work in developing water treatment technology through molecular engineering