COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 27, 2011 – Mohamed Noureldin, a
graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical
Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the
Eastman Chemical Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the Eastman
Noureldin, who completed his undergraduate degree at the
University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, is co-advised by
Professors Mahmoud El-Halwagi and Nimir Elbashir.
“Mohamed is very worthy of receiving such a prestigious
accolade,” El-Halwagi says. “He is a brilliant researcher, a
dedicated scholar and a thoughtful engineer.”
“The uniqueness of his study," Elbashir adds, "is that it
identifies the optimum routes and technologies needed for this
conversion while simultaneously assessing several parameters, such
as the nature of the biomass material, the quality and quantity of
the desired products, the possibility of energy and mass
integration in the process as well as the environmental impact of
the selected technology.”
Eastman fellowships are awarded on the basis of scholarly
productivity and excellence in graduate studies and are intended to
promote enrichment, growth and development in engineering students.
Each includes a monetary stipend.
“Mohamed is working on developing process synthesis and
integration techniques for biomass to liquid fuels,” El-Halwagi
says. “He has impressive skills that he uses to develop
state-of-the-art techniques that can be used to develop novel
technologies for producing energy from a combination of biomass and
gaseous sources. His work is at the forefront of methods and
applications for sustainable development using engineering
Eastman is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures and markets
more than 1,200 products that enhance the lives of people around
the world. The company provides key differentiated coatings,
adhesives, specialty plastics products and is a major supplier of
cellulose acetate fibers.