Lab News

Hot off the press! Dr. Curtis & Matt Curtis are newly published! In book, Systems Engineering for Clean and Renewable Energy Manufacturing which Dr. Curtis co-authored, Matt made large contributions to the chapter entitled ‘Biomass-2-energy’. Therein, he relays current developments throughout the research and commercialization of biofuels, highlighting Dr. Curtis’ globetrotting benchmark study, and offers a candid prospectus including the field’s potential as well as its political, economic, and scientific obstacles.

NSF Benchmark Study



Look Familiar?

posted Aug 17, 2014, 2:43 PM by April Hile

How do those Mastercard commercials go?
Oh, wait...I know:
PRICELESS.

Cacao Microarray paper publishes

posted Aug 16, 2014, 7:09 PM by Wayne Curtis

Sergio Coauthors on Chocolate Tree Microarray paper entitled "Genome-wide analysis reveals divergent patterns of gene expression during zygotic and somatic embryo maturation of Theobroma cacao L., the chocolate tree"   ... after over a year of iterations and a tremendous amount of 'legwork' by Sergio reworking various bioinformatic scenarios.  

And then there were three...

posted Aug 1, 2014, 4:05 PM by Wayne Curtis

Three Ph.D.s: Dr. Erbakan, Dr. Zuroff, & Dr. Curtis (of course)...

... for a week or so at least---until Dr. Zuroff left for Houston to work for Shell Oil (#abandonmentIssues).

Congratulations to Trevor---I mean, Dr. Zuroff!

posted Jun 16, 2014, 1:17 PM by April Hile   [ updated Jun 27, 2014, 8:01 PM ]

You're a Phd. now!!! Trevor defended his thesis on Friday, June 16th--rather spectacularly--and is now Dr. Zuroff. Yaaahhhhh!!!!!

Dr. Curtis gets a Haircut!

posted Jun 11, 2014, 2:20 PM by April Hile   [ updated Jun 11, 2014, 2:32 PM ]

Sydney's haircut dreams come true :)




Trevor's Biofilm Paper is Published!!!

posted Jun 4, 2014, 5:59 PM by April Hile

Trevor's Insights into Clostridium phytofermentans biofilm formation: aggregation, microcolony development and the role of extracellular DNA with Dr. Leschine, local frisbee legend and Professor at UMass-Amherst specializing in Microbial Technologies within the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences made this month's issue of Microbiology! For an expanded version of the published article, feel free to e-mail me.

Checkout Pics from ChemE Picnic

posted May 20, 2014, 6:59 PM by April Hile   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 7:11 PM ]


ChemE Picnic


Trevor Zuroff presenting at CCR Conference

posted May 19, 2014, 10:49 AM by April Hile   [ updated May 19, 2014, 10:50 AM ]

One of only eight graduate students selected in the U.S., Trevor will be in D.C. for the  Council for Chemical Research conference to present, network, and generally nerd-out!! Congratulations Trevor!!

Curtis Lab improves Safety Psych

posted May 18, 2014, 2:37 PM by Wayne Curtis   [ updated May 18, 2014, 2:50 PM ]

Psychedelic, not psycho .... 
To promote proper use of PPE (personal protective equipment) ... Dr Curtis has invested in tie-dyed labcoats; and even personally monograming them.  Dr. Curtis also recieved the Monthly safety award from the Dept of Chemical Engineering.  

Dr Curtis Receives 25-yr Service Chair - Rock ON !

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:23 AM by Wayne Curtis

In recognition for 25years of service, Penn State has a ceremony and allows you to choose a clock, a chair ... or a rocking chair ... Rock Onward =)  

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