Group News

2016
  • Congratulations to Soontorn Tuntithavornwat on his M.S. completion (April 2016)
  • The lab has been awarded an NSF award to provide an international research experience in Denmark for research and communication students. (April 2016)
  • Dr. Heldt and Xue just returned from a trip to the National University of Singapore (March 2016)
  • Congratulations to Dylan on being awarded a Portage Health Foundation Scholarship. (Jan 2016)
  • Welcome to Pratik to the lab (Jan 2016)
2015
  • Dr. Heldt was elected as Chair of the Women's Initiatives Committee (WIC) at AIChE for 2016 (Nov 2015)
  • Congratulations to Stephanie for being awarded a Portage Health Foundation Fellowship (Oct 2015)
  • The lab has been awarded an NSF supplement to begin a collaboration with the National University of Singapore (Sept 2015)
  • Welcome to Majid and welcome back to Xue Mi to the lab (Sept 2015)
  • Pennie's research was highlighted in the Michigan Tech Engineering Magazine - Undergraduate Edition (June 2015)
  • The lab has been awarded an NSF grant to study graphene composite sensors (May 2015)
  • Dr. Heldt has been granted promotion and tenure to Associate Professor (May 2015)
  • Maria's paper on Sindbis flocculation was recently published (Apr 2015)
  • Dr. Heldt has been awarded an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship and will be joined by Betsy at Wright-Patterson AFB for the summer (Mar 2015)
  • Congratulations to Stephanie for being awarded a SURF award (Mar 2015)
  • The lab was highlighted in Michigan Tech News (Mar 2015)
  • Congratulations to Ben for being awarded an MSGC undergraduate fellowship (Mar 2015)
  • Dr. Heldt was nominated to the Dean's Teaching Showcase (Feb 2015)
  • The lab has been awarded an NSF CAREER award (Feb 2015)
  • Welcome to Sarah and Betsy to the lab (January 2015)
2014
  • Congratulations to Dr. Maria Gencoglu on a successful defense (November 2014)
  • Congratulations to Maria for winning the Grand Prize at the BRC poster competition (October 2014)
  • Congratulations to Maria for being awarded the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Graduate School (October 2014)
  • Welcome to Tae to the lab (August 2014)
  • Maria's third paper has been accepted in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (August 2014)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Saagar Vijayaragavan on a successful defense
  • Dr. Heldt's Recovery presentation was tweeted by Nicholas Peppas (July 2014)
  • Exceptional talk by Caryn Heldt @michigantech on virus purification at Recovery XVI, Rostock, Germany. Great studies. pic.twitter.com/sbyhUJTq07

    — Nicholas A. Peppas (@NPeppas) July 31, 2014
  • Saagar's first author paper has been accepted in Journal of Chromatography B (July 2014)
  • Maria's second paper has been accepted in Journal of Biotechnology (June 2014)
  • Xue's second paper has been accepted in Colloids and Surfaces B (June 2014)
  • Welcome to Ashish to the lab (June 2014)
  • Congratulation to Maria for receiving a BRC Finishing Fellowship (May 2014)
  • Dr. Heldt will present at the Recovery Conference in July 2014.
  • Congratulation to Saagar for receiving a Graduate School Finishing Fellowship (April 2014)
  • Saagar received an ACS BIOT travel award (March 2014)
  • Peter received a SURF (March 2014)
  • Congratulations to Saagar for receiving the GSG Outstanding Student Service Award (Jan 2014)
  • Congratulations to Maria in taking 1st Place at the Chemical Engineering Research Forum! (Jan 2014)
  • Xue's paper was accepted by Carbohydrate Research (Jan 2014)
2013

  • Maria's Antiviral Research paper was recently highlighted:  http://www.dugdug.com/maria-tafur-discusses-protecting-osmolytes
  • Bingyu's paper was accepted by Carbohydrate Research (Aug 2013)
  • Saagar passed his Ph.D. proposal (Aug 2013)
  • Xue Mi graduated with her M.S. degree (Aug 2013)
  • Maria has been accepted to the NextProf Workshop at the University of Michigan (July 2013)
  • Winner of the Creative Canvas Course Contest (C-4) by MTU Center for Teaching and Learning (May 2013)
  • Maria's paper was just accepted by Antiviral Research (May 2013)
  • The first technical paper from the group was published in Sensors and Actuators B with only undergraduate researchers (May 2013)
  • Dr. Heldt was named Research Mentor of the Year by the AIChE student chapter (April 2013)
2012
  • Bingyu graduated with her M.S. degree (Aug 2012)
  • The lab was awarded an NSF award (Aug 2012)
  • The lab was awarded a Michigan Space Grant (May 2012)
  • Dr. Heldt's paper was published in Chemical Engineering Education (April 2012)
2011
  • The lab was awarded an NSF BRIGE award (Aug 2011)