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ChE Seminar – “The Future of Solar Energy” by Robert Armstrong (Director, MIT Energy Initiative)

Host: Tom Edgar


Solar energy holds the best potential for meeting humanity’s future long-term energy needs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions – but to realize this potential will require increased emphasis on developing lower-cost technologies and more effective deployment policy. This talk presents results of a comprehensive study on The Future of Solar EnergyRead the rest »

February 7 @ 3:30 pmFebruary 7 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: February 7 @ 3:30 pm
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Pirkey Lectureship Seminar – “Mesoporous silica nanoparticle supported lipid bilayers (protocells) for individual cell targeting and CRISPR delivery” by Jeff Brinker

Host: Dr. John Ekerdt


Mesoporous silica nanoparticle-supported lipid bilayers (protocells) are an emerging class of nanocarriers that synergistically combine the advantages of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), including tunable size, shape, and pore characteristics that facilitate high loading capacities, with the advantages of liposomes such as enhanced circulation, ease of synthesis, biocompatibility, flexible formulations, and … Read the rest »

February 21 @ 3:30 pmFebruary 21 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: February 21 @ 3:30 pm
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ChE Seminar – “Eliminating Needless Chlorine in Industry – The Direct Synthesis of H2O2 and ‘Green'” by David Flaherty

Host: C. Buddie Mullins


2O2 is an environmentally-benign and selective oxidant useful for epoxidations and bleaching, yet, its use is limited because the anthraquinone oxidation process is viable only at very large scales. Currently, many oxidation processes use chlorine-based oxidants (Cl2, HOCl) at a global rate of 63·109Read the rest »

March 7 @ 3:30 pmMarch 7 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: March 7 @ 3:30 pm
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Special Lecture—“The Holocaust: A Survivor’s Story on Accountability, Responsibility and Authority”, by Texas ChE Prof. Adam Heller

After surviving the Holocaust as a young Hungarian Jew, Adam Heller was driven to pursue a life and career that would enable him to help make the world a better place—he became a scientist and an engineer.

Now a world-renowned researcher and inventor, Heller and his colleagues have developed ground-breaking medical devices, including a painless … Read the rest »

March 22 @ 3:00 pmMarch 22 @ 4:00 pmCPE 2.204 Free
Start: March 22 @ 3:00 pm
200 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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FRIDAY, MAR 24 10AM-2PM & SATURDAY, MAR 25 8AM-4PM / LOT 38 on UT Campus
Did you know that the United States is the world leader in producing electronic waste, tossing away about 3 million tons each year. The goal of the electronic waste drive is to encourage proper disposable of electronic waste by Read the rest »
March 24 @ 10:00 amMarch 24 @ 2:00 pmTBD
Start: March 24 @ 10:00 am
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ChE Seminar – “The oxidative evolution of organic carbon in the atmosphere” by Jesse Kroll

Host: Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz


Organic species in the Earth’s atmosphere play a central role in many processes important to human health, ecosystem health, and global climate: they can serve as pollutants, they influence atmospheric oxidant levels, and their oxidation products include secondary pollutants such as ozone and secondary organic aerosol. However our ability to … Read the rest »

March 28 @ 3:30 pmMarch 28 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: March 28 @ 3:30 pm
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Poster Exhibition on Engineering Research

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 posters in both the underclassmen (Freshmen/Sophomores) and upperclassmen (Juniors/Seniors) division, totaling 6 awards: $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place. Winners will be recognized at the Cockrell Distinguished Awards Banquet the following evening on Wednesday, Read the rest »
April 1April 1
Start: April 1

ChE Seminar – Dr. Chinedum Osuji (Associate Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University)

Host: Dr. Venkat Ganesan


Self-assembly of block copolymers and small molecule mesogens gives rise to a rich phase behavior as a function of temperature, composition, and other relevant parameters. The ability to precisely control their chemical functionality combined with the readily tunable characteristic length scales (~1-100 nm) of their self-assembled mesophases position these systems … Read the rest »

April 11 @ 3:30 pmApril 11 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: April 11 @ 3:30 pm
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Seminar – “Translation of Fundamental Chemistry to Materials Designed For Advanced Applications” by Karen Wooley


Organic polymer materials, commonly thought of as plastics, are of critical importance to every aspect of human life, from the clothes that we wear to the computers that we use to the tires on which we drive to the devices through which medicines are administered. Due to the large, macromolecular size of polymers, there … Read the rest »

April 12 @ 1:30 pmApril 12 @ 2:30 pmAVAYA Auditorium (ACES Building, POB 2.302)
Start: April 12 @ 1:30 pm
201 E 24th St
Austin, TX , 78712 United States
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Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Open to students graduating in the spring, summer or fall of 2017.

Students will participate in the annual Engineer’s Ring Ceremony. The ring ceremony is the public induction of candidates into the Order of the Engineer, during which the engineer candidates formally accept the Obligation of an Engineer and receive a stainless steel ring to

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April 25 @ 5:00 pmApril 25 @ 7:00 pmTexas Union Ballroom
Start: April 25 @ 5:00 pm
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