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Masters student Stanislav Barskov, advised by Dr. Ramalingam Subramaniam, won 1st Place at the 2013 Mid-South Annual Engineering and Science Conference (MAESC) Student Presentation Competition in Oxford, Miss. He presented a paper titled “Microbial Extraction of Chitins from Crutacean Wastes.”

Dhan Fortela, a Systems Engineering PhD student, working for Dr. Rafael Hernandez, won 3rd Place at the 2013 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) Student Paper Competition in October 2013. He presented a paper titled "Integration of Anaerobic/Aerobic Microbial System to Produce Lipids for Fuels and Specialty Chemicals."

Doctoral student Ashley Picou Mikolajczyk is investigating the causes of alligator eggs' higher hatching success rates in the wild compared to captive animals. Her research could have tremendous impact on the economic profitability and growth of this industry.

These awards and research highlights add value to the educational experience of our undergraduate and graduate students, and raise the profile of UL chemical engineering, attracting new students, and employers. Share your stories on how your degree is contributing solutions to engineering problems.