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Cockrell School Commencement Ceremony

Friday – May 19, 2017, 07:00pm

Parents, friends and family will congregate at The University of Texas at Austin to watch Cockrell School of Engineering students in the Class of 2017 graduate. This year’s commencement speaker is alumnus Randall Poston (B.S. CE 1978, M.S. CE1980, Ph.D. CE 1984), senior principal at Pivot Engineers and member

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May 19 @ 7:00 pmMay 19 @ 11:00 pmFrank Erwin Center
Start: May 19 @ 7:00 pm
1701 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Networking Happy Hour

Friday, June 23 – Join us at the Flying Saucer in Sugar Land, TX for a chance to network and mingle with department faculty, staff, students and alumni. RSVP for the event here.

Special thanks to Provenance Consulting for their support of this event! Interested in a career with Provenance? Take a look at … Read the rest »

June 23 @ 5:30 pmJune 23 @ 7:30 pmFlying Saucer
Start: June 23 @ 5:30 pm
15929 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States
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ChE Special Seminar – “Activating Your Leadership Journey” by Dr. Hoshang Subawalla


In this presentation and discussion, I’d like to share my insights and experience on leadership collected over twenty years in industry.  Specifically, I would like to discuss what I learned from some key mentors and leaders at work, including what works and what doesn’t when it comes to leadership.  Finally I discuss why communication … Read the rest »

July 19 @ 10:00 amJuly 19 @ 11:00 amCPE 2.212
Start: July 19 @ 10:00 am
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“Getting Published” – a panel hosted by Dr. Delia Milliron

You are invited to “Getting Published,” a panel hosted by Dr. Delia Milliron on Tuesday, October 3 at 3:30pm in CPE 2.218.

This panel discussion aims to provide insight on the process of publishing in peer reviewed journals, from selecting a journal through the review process and ultimately how to help your published article have … Read the rest »

October 3 @ 3:30 pmOctober 3 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: October 3 @ 3:30 pm
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ChE Seminar – “Engineering Next-Generation T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy” by Dr. Yvonne Chen (University of California, Los Angeles)

Host: Dr. Lydia Contreras


The adoptive transfer of T cells expressing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) has demonstrated clinical efficacy in the treatment of advanced cancers, with anti-CD19 CAR-T cells achieving up to 90% complete remission among patients with relapsed B-cell malignancies. However, challenges such as antigen escape and immunosuppression limit the long-term efficacy of … Read the rest »

October 17 @ 3:30 pmOctober 17 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: October 17 @ 3:30 pm
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ChE Seminar – “Single Polymer Dynamics of Architecturally Complex Materials: Entangled Solutions, Combs, and Bottlebrush Polymers” by Dr. Charles Schroeder (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)

Host: by Dr. Thomas Truskett


In this talk, I will discuss recent work from my group that effectively extends the field of single polymer dynamics to new materials, including polymers with complex topologies including rings, combs, and bottlebrush polymers. In the first part of the talk, polymer dynamics in semi-dilute unentangled and entangled DNA … Read the rest »

October 24 @ 3:30 pmOctober 24 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: October 24 @ 3:30 pm
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AIChE Annual Reception

Join us in Minneapolis for this year’s AIChE Annual Meeting Reception. Visit with faculty, colleagues, friends and students to celebrate recent department successes. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oevures and networking opportunities. RSVP not required.

Room 101 E is located on Level One across from Hall C. Contact Carrie Brown with questions at cbrown@che.utexas.edu or (512) 471-3263… Read the rest »

October 30 @ 7:00 pmOctober 30 @ 9:00 pmMinneapolis Convention Center
Start: October 30 @ 7:00 pm
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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McKetta Tailgate – Texas vs. Kansas

RSVP for tailgate: http://bit.ly/McKettaTailgate17

Join fellow ChE students, alumni, faculty and staff at the CPE Front Lawn for food, drinks and free t-shirts (while supplies last) at 2 p.m. Kick off is at 5 p.m.!

Special thanks to Phillips 66 for supporting this event! With a business philosophy rooted in safety, honor and commitment, Phillips … Read the rest »

November 11 @ 2:00 pmNovember 11 @ 5:00 pmCPE front lawn
Start: November 11 @ 2:00 pm
200 E. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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ChE Seminar – “Studying how particles evolve in the atmosphere by trapping them in an outdoor cage” by Dr. Don Collins (Texas A&M University)

Host: Drs. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and David Allen


I will present results from the first field use of a pair of portable chambers we developed to study processing and growth of aerosol particles as they are exposed to gas phase composition and solar intensity that mirror that just outside.  The chambers were located in … Read the rest »

November 28 @ 3:30 pmNovember 28 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: November 28 @ 3:30 pm
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ChE Pirkey Seminar – “Eco-efficient downstream processing of biofuels by process intensification” by Dr. Tony Kiss (University of Manchester, UK)

Host: Dr. Michael Baldea; Pirkey Endowed Lectureship


The need for greater sustainability for the production of fuels and chemicals has spurred significant research to substitute fossil fuel sources by renewable sources in industry. However, most research in biorefineries has focused on the conversion (e.g. thermo-chemical, biological, chemical) or pre-treatment parts, whereas the real cost … Read the rest »

December 5 @ 3:30 pmDecember 5 @ 4:30 pmCPE 2.218
Start: December 5 @ 3:30 pm
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