Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chris Brazel's Research, Teaching and Resources Website



Researchers in the Biopolymer Lab at the University of Alabama

(News and Awards)

 

LAB GROUP  PHOTO TIMELINE (pdf)

Dr. Brazel's research lab seeks new knowledge in the areas of novel materials, biomedical materials, and new processing techniques. Researchers include both graduate and undergraduate students.

 

Rhythm Shah, Graduate Researcher, Summer 2012 -

Heat Generation using Magnetic Hyperthermia of Different Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

 

Joanne Haeun Lee, REU Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2014

Fluid Dynamics and Magnetic Heating in Simulated Capillary Flow

 

Ritchie Scott-McCabe, Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2014 -

Magnetic- and Thermally- Activated Polymer Transitions for Controlled Release

 

Taylor Linville, Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2014 -

 


 

RECENT AWARDS AND NEWS

 


 

Josh Moon,

UA National Alumni Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

 

Chris Brazel,

Omega Chi Epsilon Outstanding Chemical Engineering Professor Award, April 2014

 

Alex Paulsen,

American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Senior Award, April 2014

 

Josh Moon,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, April 2014

 

Rhythm Shah,

American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Graduate Student Award, April 2014

 

J. Alex Paulsen,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, April 2013

 

J. Alex Paulsen,

Society for Biomaterials Conference, Nashville, 1st Place Undergraduate Poster Award, March 2013

 

Trent Beatty,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, April 2012

 

Chris Brazel,

Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Professor, College of Engineering, April 2011

 

Amy Frees, National Science Foundation Fellowship, 2010

 

Chris Brazel,

UA Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Outstanding Professor, April 2010

 

Amy Frees,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, April 2010

 

Ynhi Thai,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, April 2010

 

Chris Brazel,

Honorary Faculty Member, UA Anderson Society, April 2010

 

Amy Frees,

1st place, Society of Women Engineers National Research Competition, Oct. 2009

Long Beach, CA

 

Amy Frees,

2nd Place, Poster Competition,

AIChE Regional Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, April 2009

 

Ynhi Thai,

USA Today 2nd Team Academic All-American, May 2009

 

Lauren Blue,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, April 2009

 

Amy Frees,

Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award, 2008-2009

 

Ynhi Thai,

Goldwater Scholarship, 2009

 

Lauren Blue,

3rd Place, AIChE National Meeting Undergraduate Poster Session, Materials Division, Philadelphia, PA, November 2008

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

3rd Place, Graduate Poster Competition, Society of Women Engineers National Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2008

 

Ynhi Thai,

Dingwall Asian Ancestry Grant, 2008

 

Christopher Brazel,

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to United Kingdom, 2008-2009

 

Lauren Blue,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2008-2009

 

Ynhi Thai,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2008-2009

 

Lauren Blue,

2nd Place, 1st Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Posters (UA), 2008

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

3rd Place, 1st Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Posters (UA), 2008

 

Christopher Brazel,

UA National Alumni Association 2008 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

Graduate Council Fellowship, 2008-2009

 

Lauren Blue,

1st Place, UA Systems Honors Day- Engineering Division, Poster Presentation, UAB, Birmingham, AL, 2008

 

Ynhi Thai,

2nd Place, Poster Presentations, AIChE Regional Conference, Auburn, AL, 2008

 

MK Sewell,

2nd Place, Oral Presentations, AIChE Regional Conference, Auburn, AL, 2008

 

Indu Ankareddi,

American Institute of Chemists Award, 2008

 

Andrei Ponta,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, 2008

 

MK Sewell,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, 2008

 

Ynhi Thai,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, 2008

 

Kyle Fugit,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, 2008

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

National Alumni Outstanding Senior, Engineering Council of Birmingham Chemical and Biological Engineering Student of the Year, Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award

 

Chris Romanczuk (Randolph High School)

Finalist, Siemens Competition

 

Mike Zhang (Alabama High School of Science and Math)

Finalist, Intel Science Talent Search

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

2nd Place, AIChE National Meeting Undergraduate Poster Session, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2007

 

Ynhi Thai,

Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship, 2007-2008

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2007-2008

 

Kyle Fugit,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2007-2008

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, 2007

 

Mary Kathryn Sewell,

1st Place, University of Alabama System Honors Research Day, Engineering Division, April 2007

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, UAH

 

Mary Kathryn (MK) Sewell,

McKinley Creativity Project Award, 2007-2008

 

Christopher Brazel, Ph.D.

Tau Beta Pi College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member, April 2007

 

Mary Kathryn (MK) Sewell,

2nd Place, Research Presentations, Student AIChE Regional Conference

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 2007

 

Mustafizur Rahman, Ph.D.

Engineering Council of Birmingham

Engineering Graduate Student of the Year (UA), February 2007

 

Mary Kathryn (MK) Sewell,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2006-2007

 

Rachel Jones,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2006-2007

 

Mustafizur Rahman,

American Institute of Chemists Graduate Award, 2006

 

Marla Hampel,

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, 2006

 

Aundrea Lollar, (5th from left; 3rd from left)

2006 USA Today Academic All-American, Honorable Mention

 

Indu Ankareddi,

Graduate Council Fellowship, 2006-2007

 

Marla Hampel,

2nd place, Materials Division AIChE Student Poster Competition

Cincinnati, OH

"Magnetothermal Matrices for Controlled Drug Release"

 

Marla Hampel,

McKinley Creativity Award, 2005-2006

 

Chris Cater,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2005-2006

 

Marla Hampel,

McWane Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2005-2006

 

Mustafizur Rahman,

Graduate Council Fellowship, 2005-2006

 

Hugh Shoff,

Green Chemistry Travel Award (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), 2005

 

Mustafizur Rahman,

Outstanding M.S. Thesis, The University of Alabama, 2004-2005

 

Hugh Shoff,

McWane Honors Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Year 2 (2004-2005)

 

Sharon Cody,

McWane Honors Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, 2004-2005

 

Mustafizur Rahman,

Travel Grant to Attend Green Chemistry Workshop,

Carnegie-Mellon University,

Pittsburgh, PA, July 2004

 

Hugh Shoff,

Randall Honors Award for Excellence in Research, 2004

 

 

Ionic Liquids in Polymers Team (Brazel, Rahman, Shoff) Highlighted in May 2004 Chemical and Engineering News

 

Wesley Reynolds,

Outstanding Senior at the University of Alabama, 2004

 

Mustafizur Rahman,

Travel Grant to attend Green Chemistry Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, July-August 2004

 

 

Hugh Shoff,

2nd Place, AIChE Regional Student Conference, Research Presentations, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, March 2004

 

 

Mustafizur Rahman,

Travel Grant to attend 7th Annual EPA Symposium on Green Engineering, Washington, DC June 2003

 

Hugh Schoff,

McWane Honors Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, 2003-2004

 

J. Brad McKinney,

3rd Place, AIChE National Student Poster Competition, Particle Section, 2002

 

Xiao Huang,

Outstanding Research in the College of Engineering for a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Alabama, 2000

 

Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship for International Students, Tuscaloosa International Friends, 2001 (Xiao is first on the left)

 

 

Mark Scott,

1st Prize, AIChE Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition, Environmental Section

(Mark is 2nd from left)

 

Xiao Huang,

Graduate Council Fellowship, 2000-2001

 

Mike Stoltz,

McWane Honors Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, 2000-2001

 

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Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students 

 

 

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