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ChE Texas Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Seminar – “Stem Cells and Viscoelasticity” by Dr. David Mooney (Harvard University)

Host: Dr. Adrianne Rosales; Texas Distinguished Faculty Lectureship


There is tremendous interest in the role of substrate stiffness on adherent cell behavior, but most current work ignores that tissues are typically viscoelastic.  We now demonstrate that the rate of stress relaxation has dramatic effects on cell spreading, proliferation and stem cell fate.  To exploit … Read the rest »

February 20 @ 9:30 amFebruary 20 @ 10:30 amEER Mulva Auditorium
Start: February 20 @ 9:30 am

ChE Seminar – “Coupling Molecular Design to Structure and Activity of Sequence-Defined Macromolecules” by Dr. Chris Alabi (Cornell University)

Host: Dr. Benjamin Keith Keitz


Control over primary sequence and structure is critical to the development of new functional materials such as catalysts, synthetic affinity ligands and therapeutics, sequence responsive scaffolds, programmable biomaterials and much more. Motivated by these opportunities and the need for sequence-control and structural diversity in polymer research, we present a … Read the rest »

March 27 @ 9:30 amMarch 27 @ 10:30 amEER Mulva Auditorium
Start: March 27 @ 9:30 am

ChE Seminar – Paul Hollingsworth Lectureship in Engineering – “The Development of the Membrane Separation Industry” by Dr. Richard Baker (Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.)

Host: Dr. Benny Freeman; Paul Hollingsworth Lectureship in Engineering


It is now fifty years since the first commercial reverse osmosis plants were installed.  Prior to that membranes had only been used in a few laboratory applications. The total membrane market was then about 20 million dollars per year in today’s dollars. The current membrane … Read the rest »

April 17 @ 9:30 amApril 17 @ 10:30 amEER Mulva Auditorium
Start: April 17 @ 9:30 am

ChE Seminar – “Discovery and Engineering Plant Chemistry for Plant and Human Health” by Dr. Elizabeth Sattely (Stanford University)

Host: Dr. Benjamin Keith Keitz


Plants produce an impressive array of molecules important for both plant and human health. The discovery of biosynthetic pathways for plant natural products has classically been a slow process; as a consequence, few complete pathways are known and even fewer have been engineered. New plant genome sequences and synthetic … Read the rest »

May 1 @ 9:30 amMay 1 @ 10:30 amEER Mulva Auditorium
Start: May 1 @ 9:30 am

7th Annual Texas Soft Matter Meeting

The goal of this one-day meeting is to encourage collaboration among researchers from academia and industry in Texas who work on soft materials, including polymers, colloids, and biomaterials.
August 17 @ 8:30 amAugust 17 @ 5:30 pmEER Mulva Auditorium 20
Start: August 17 @ 8:30 am

Brennecke Group Presents: “Multi-Scale Simulations Relevant for the Energy and Materials Sectors” by Alberto Striolo

Host: Dr. Joan Brennecke


Many academic computational studies are conducted on homogeneous, atomically flat idealized systems. However, most practical systems show surfaces that are not chemically homogeneous, nor atomically flat. Can we extrapolate our understanding developed on idealized substrates to imperfect, real ones? How can we adapt the simulation strategies to take into consideration … Read the rest »

August 17 @ 11:00 amAugust 17 @ 12:00 pmCPE 2.222
Start: August 17 @ 11:00 am
200 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Networking Happy Hour

Join us for this non-ticketed event, as part of our Alumni Weekend Festivities. Open to alumni, faculty, graduate students and staff. Thanks to Provenance Consulting LLC for their support of this event.

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September 13 @ 5:30 pmSeptember 13 @ 7:30 pmScholz Garten
Start: September 13 @ 5:30 pm
1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers Ceremony and Banquet


The Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers, established in 2017, recognizes alumni, faculty and friends of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering. Considered the highest honor bestowed by the department, Academy honorees have provided leadership and technical contributions that have helped transform economies, improved quality of life and benefited society. The Academy and its members Read the rest »

September 14 @ 6:00 pmSeptember 14 @ 10:00 pmHeadliner’s Club 100
Start: September 14 @ 6:00 pm
221 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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ALUMNI WEEKEND: McKetta Tailgate supported by Phillips 66

Join us for our annual McKetta Tailgate, supported by Phillips 66. Get ready to cheer on our longhorns as they take on USC! This non-ticketed event is open to alumni, faculty, students and staff.

>>Undergraduates RSVP here

All others, please use our Alumni Weekend link:
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September 15 @ 3:00 pmSeptember 15 @ 6:00 pmCPE front lawn
Start: September 15 @ 3:00 pm
200 E. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Lynd Group Presents: “Development of Living/Controlled Cationic Polymerization and Precise Synthesis of Various Stimuli-Responsive Polymers” by Dr. Sadahito Aoshima (Osaka University)

Host: Dr. Nathaniel Lynd


We have developed new methods to prepare various well-defined stimuli-responsive polymers via living/controlled cationic polymerization, because the stimuli-responsive polymers have attracted significant interest in various fields. This presentation focuses on the following topics: (i) development of living cationic polymerization, (ii) highly stereospecific living cationic polymerization of N-vinylcarbazole, (iii) alternating … Read the rest »

September 18 @ 9:30 amSeptember 18 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: September 18 @ 9:30 am
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