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Venture by SMRL Postdoctoral Fellow and Rowan Graduate Student receives 2 seed funds in New Jersey

May 23 2018

Dr. Ivan Souza, postdoc fellow at the SMRL, and Ms. Laura Osorno, graduate student at the Biomedical Engineering Department at Rowan, are the co-founders of LOIS Beauty Craft, a venture that was just accepted in two accelerator programs: the NJIT/AWIS...

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CHE and SMRL Students Honored at the Department's Annual Awards Banquet!

May 23 2018

On April 28th, the Chemical Engineering Department came together to celebrate the many achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students and alumni.  Every year the CHE faculty nominate and select students on behalf of their numerous accomplishments. ...

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Maggie Gillan joins SMRL as a Ph.D. Candidate!

May 23 2018

The SMRL is excited to announce a new Ph.D. candidate, Maggie Gillan. After working at the Army Research Lab for the past couple of years, she has returned to school to pursue an advanced degree in chemical engineering with a research focus on additive...

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SMRL Undergraduates Receive Zeisberg Lab Report Award

April 26 2018

The Delaware Valley Section of the American Institue of Chemical Engineers hosted its annual Academic Awards Banquet on the evening of April 18th.  The 2018 Zeisberg Award for Best Laboratory Report was awarded to SMRL's own Claire M. Breyta, Amy E....

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Alex Bassett Prestigiously Awarded by AIChE DVS

April 26 2018

SMRL PhD student Alexander Bassett was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award by the Delaware Valley Section of the American Institue of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the annual Academic Awards Banquet on April 18th.  The Delaware Valley Section...

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SMRL Junior, Savanna Dautle, Receives Honorable Mention for the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship

April 25 2018

Congratulations to SMRL junior, Savanna Dautle, on receiving an Honorable Mention for the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship. This is her second time receiving this nationwide honor. As noted by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation,...

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Engineering Clinic Showcase Highlights Undergraduates' Research

April 25 2018

On April 19, 2018, the 3rd annual Engineering Clinic Showcase took place at Rowan Hall to give undergraduate engineering students the chance to present their research from the past two semesters.  The Sustainable Materials Research Lab had a strong presence...

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Rowan University Chemical Engineering Students Win Big at AIChE

April 18 2018

On April 7, 2018, Rowan University chemical engineering students Ian Dunn (Junior) and Kayla Sweet (Senior) took first and second place in the Student Paper Competition at the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Regional Conference held at...

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SMRL Boasts Strong Presence at ACS NOLA Conference

April 17 2018

The American Chemical Society (ACS) hosted its 255th National Meeting & Exposition this past March in New Orleans, Lousiana.  SMRL sent both Dr. Silvio Curia and Elyse Baroncini to present their individual works in the International Symposium on Biorelated...

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SMRL Showcased at Rowan University's Faculty Research Day

March 30 2018

On March 28th 2018, Rowan University hosted its first Faculty Research Day, an event showcasing the research and accomplishments of over 70 Rowan professors and physicians.  Dr. Stanzione was invited to the event to represent the work done by the Sustainable...

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Emanuele Returns!

January 31 2018

Emanuele D'Angelo has returned to the SMRL to continue his application of carbon fibers to bio-based thermosetting resins.  Emanuele had been with the group from May to November of 2017 conducting research for his doctorate in Chemistry.  After returning...

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SMRL 3D Prints Fossil Replicas for Rowan University Fossil Park

January 19 2018

The Sustainable Materials Research Laboratory has put to use its knowledge of polymer additive manufacturing by revisiting the Cretaceous Period!  Fossils of a Taphrosphys plastron and Thoracosauras jaw were found at the Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park...

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SMRL Picks Up Delaware Earthquake

December 4 2017

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Dover, Delaware experienced a 4.1 magnitude earthquake according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  Members of the Sustainable Materials Research Laboratory reported feeling the quake at the lab's location in Mullica Hill,...

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Professor Stanzione Gives Seminar at Lafayette College

November 24 2017

On Friday, November 10th, Professor Stanzione gave an invitation seminar to engineering students at Lafayette College. His talk was titled "Novel Polymers and Polymer Compsoites from Renewable Resources: Vanillin!" A special thanks goes to Professor...

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SMRL Students Attend AIChE DVS Poster Symposium at FMC Tower

November 22 2017

On November 14, 2017, Juniors Clarie Breyta, Dominique Rousseau, and Barry Satterfield presented their respective research project in the Poster Symposium which was part of the AIChE DVS FMC Event. They were accompanied by graduate student Elyse Baroncini...

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Professors Staehle and Stanzione Recently Awarded NIH R21 Grant

November 22 2017

Congratulations to Professor Staehle and Stanzione for receiving a two year National Institutes of Health R21 grant. The joint research project will focus on strategically utilizing planaria as a high-throughput screening tool for assessing the neurodevelopmental...

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SMRL Recently Published in European Polymer Journal

November 22 2017

Recent graduate Kevin Schmalbach and Prof. Stanzione have received full acceptance of their collaborative journal article entitled "Recent Advances in Plant-based Vinyl Ester Resins and Reactive Diluents" in the European Polymer Journal. The journal...

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SMRL Juniors Amy Honnig and Ian Dunn Win AIChE Competition

November 1 2017

Juniors Amy Honnig (right photo, left person) and Ian Dunn (left photo) have each won in their respective divisions of the 2017 AIChE Student Poster Competition.  Amy received first place for her poster entitled "Synthesis & Characterization of Molecularly...

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Bassett Picture Wins Monthly Photo Contest

October 31 2017

A picture taken by Alexander Bassett won the August monthly photo content hosted by C&E News.  Bassett will now be entered into the yearly photography contest as well.  Good luck, Alex!

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SMRL Featured on NBC 10 News

October 31 2017

NBC 10 News and the Select Growing Philadelphia Council featured the Sustainable Materials Research Laboratory and the South Jersey Technology Park in an online segment entitled Growing Greater Philadelphia.  Graduate student Elyse Baroncini was interviewed...

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Alexander Bassett Featured in C&E News

August 23 2017

A captivating picture taken by SMRL Ph.D. student Alexander Bassett has been featured in Chemical & Engineering News' weekly publication.  The picture captures the red crystals formed during synthesis of new monomers and will be entered into the monthly...

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Emanuele D’Angelo joins SMRL as a visiting researcher

June 30 2017

The SMRL is excited to announce a new member of the lab: Emanuele D’Angelo.  Hailing from Caltagirone, Italy, Emanuele will spend six months at Rowan University researching the application of recycled carbon fibers within bio-based thermosetting resin...

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SMRL graduate student Elyse Baroncini awarded DoD Scholarship

June 21 2017

SMRL Ph.D. student Elyse Baroncini has been awarded a two year scholarship from the Department of Defense as part of the Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) initiative from the National Defense Education Program.  As well as receiving...

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Owen Stecca becomes finalist in SAMPE University Research Symposium International Competition

June 5 2017

Owen is honored to be selected as one of the finalists in the 2017 SAMPE University Research Symposium International Competition taking place in Orlando, Florida from September 9th to September 14th. At the symposium, he will be attending all the student...

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Savanna Dautle obtains summer REU at University of Minnesota

June 1 2017

A big congratulations goes out to undergraduate researcher Savanna Dautle – a rising chemical engineering junior -  who obtained a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer position at the University of Minnesota.  Savanna has worked in...

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SMRL student Jayson Cosgrove wins Rowan’s Mid-Atlantic AICHE

May 25 2017

Jayson participated in the Paper Competition for the Mid-Atlantic region American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) conference, hosted at Rowan University. The paper he presented was titled Novel Chemistries and Engineering for the Replacement...

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Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Graduation Ceremony

May 11 2017

Congratulations to the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering graduating class of 2017!  We wish you all the best and we will miss your presence in our lab.  Below is a list of all our graduating students: Jayson Cosgrove Kevin Hagan Sylvia Hanna...

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International researcher Silvio Curia, Ph.D. joins the SMRL as postdoctoral fellow

January 17 2017

Silvio joined the SMRL in early 2017 to investigate the use of lignin- and cellulose-derived building blocks for the synthesis of high-performance materials.  He originates from Cosenza, Italy and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. ...

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