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Senator Clinton Congratulates Clarkson University Students on Winning Recognition for their Alternative Fuel Research

Students Were in Washington, DC on May 9-10, 2006 to Present their Biodiesel Research Project to the National Sustainable Design Expo

The team is composed of Clarkson University students Sam Gorton, Bhavin Bhayani, Matthew Williams, Scott Lewis, Cathy Schriener, and Rajiv Narula. Their faculty advisors were Alan Rossner, Assistant Professor of Biology and Industrial Hygiene; Susan Powers, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the Coulter School of Engineering and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Andrea Ferro, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Roshan Jachuck, Professor of Chemical Engineering and biodiesel expert.

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Article  in Chemical Engineering & News

Chemical Engineering & News magazine published a write up on microwave-enhanced chemical synthesis using process-intensified techniques on January 26, 2006.  


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Microwaves Confirmed To Enhance Reaction Rates

Microwave-driven continuous microreactors could prove useful for small-scale industrial processes 

Steve Ritter 




Chemical & Engineering News

ISSN 0009-2347

Copyright © 2006 American Chemical Society


Publication - green CHEMISTRY


Process intensification: oxidation of benzyl alcohol using a continuous isothermal reactor under microwave irradiation
R. J. J. Jachuck, D. K. Selvaraj and R. S. Varma,  Green Chemistry, Jan 2006, 8, 29-33, DOI: 10.1039/b512732g



Paper out in print (including cover page image) in the January 2006 Green Chemistry Journal.

Paper published online in Green Chemistry Journal (an affiliate of Royal Society of Chemistry) as a ‘Hot Article’ on November 14, 2005. 






Catalysis and Biocatalysis in Green Chemistry

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
11 December 2005 - 13 December 2005

Dr. Jachuck gave a presentation on Dec 11 2005


Details of the presentation:

Process Intensification: Microwave Initiated Reactions using a Continuous Flow Reactor

D K Selvaraj and Roshan J J Jachuck*, Clarkson University, USA




Cincinnati, OH, October 30 - November 4 2005


Srinivasan Ambatipati and Manohar Nekkanti gave presentations on Nov 3 2005 in the Process Intensification and Multifunctional Reactors: II session.


Details of the presentations:

Process Intensification: Mass Transfer Characterization of Slug Flow in a Narrow Channel Reactor

Srinivasan Ambatipati, Roshan J. J. Jachuck


Process Intensification: Photo-Polymerization of Butyl Acrylate Using a Narrow Channel Reactor
Venkata Nekkanti, Roshan J. J. Jachuck




Sustainable (Bio) Chemical Process Technology Conference

Delft, Netherlands, 27-29 September 2005


Dr. Jachuck gave a presentation in the Green Chemistry session on Sep 28 2005


Details of the presentation: 

Process intensification: microwave-enhanced continuous solvent-free oxidation of alcohol

D K Selvaraj, P Leveson, R J J Jachuck, Clarkson University, USA






Joint Meeting of the 2nd International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry and the 9th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

Taking Measure of Green Progress: Opportunities to Meet Global Challenges

June 20-24, 2005, Hotel Washington, Washington, DC


Dr. Jachuck gave couple of presentations in the Green Engineering: Process Design and Intensification session on June 24 2005.


Details of the presentations:

Process intensification: Microwave-initiated reactions using a continuous flow reactor

R. J. J. Jachuck, R. S. Varma, D. Selvaraj


Continuous production of biodiesel using intensified reactor technology

R. J. J. Jachuck, G. Pherwani, P. Leveson



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