Voiland School Magazine, Fall 2022
Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering students in the lab.
The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University.
Fall 2022

A new direction for the Voiland School

Su Ha has been named the George Austin Endowed Director in the Voiland School.

Single-atom catalyst breakthrough

Anchoring single atoms of platinum-group metals on nanometer-sized islands enables using them as catalysts for many applications.

Converting sewage to biogas

A new method to treat sewage converts sludge to biogas, which could help communities lower their waste treatment costs while helping the environment.

Environmentally friendly foams

A bio-based foam developed by WSU has been licensed to a global packaging company with the goal of creating sustainable packaging materials.

Hydrogen production using renewable electricity

Producing hydrogen gas from ethanol and water has the potential to make clean hydrogen fuel a viable alternative to gasoline for powering cars.

A first step in biofuels

A long-overlooked first step in developing sustainable aviation fuels is to begin with the right configuration of molecular ingredients.

E-bandages to fight infections

Novel hydrogen peroxide-producing bandages reduced methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria in a wound by 99 percent after two days.

Ensor Lecture

University of Delaware’s Levi Thompson gave the Voiland School’s Ensor Lecture, speaking on the unusual properties of nanostructured early transition metal carbides and nitrides.


Di Wu

2021 Influential Researcher, I&EC Research
AIChE Emerging Scholars in Chemical Engineering

Active learning

Bernie Van Wie received the 2022 Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education for his innovations in providing hands-on learning.

Naseeha Cardwell

Society of Women Engineers scholarship

India Dykes

Fulbright Award

Why I give

The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture is launching an ambitious campaign to support the next generation of engineering and design students.

Paul Hohenschuh (Chem E, ’64 and ’69) and Marjorie Winkler are providing support for the new Schweitzer Engineering Hall where the chemical engineering and bioengineering senior design space will be named in their honor. The building will provide critical services for student success in one central location on the Pullman campus. Construction is slated to begin in 2024 and is the first step in the college’s effort to revamp the engineering district to better meet students’ needs.

“The capstone class, even back 50 years ago, was and is the first real statement that you are off on a new career. Maybe it was because at the time I was a senior and was interviewing for jobs, but I still remember as I was doing it, I was thinking, ‘I’m no longer just a kid from Washougal, Washington—I’m on my way to having a job and a career and being an engineer.’ That’s a good feeling.”

Paul Hohenschuh and Marjorie Winkler
Marjorie Winkler and Paul Hohenschuh (‘64 and ‘69, Chem E)
Learn more about Voiland College’s Building Success campaign.
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