Recent Awards

Shallaco McDonald Wins President’s Outstanding Staff Award

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Shallaco McDonald Wins President’s Outstanding Staff Award

Technical staff assistant Shallaco “Shak” McDonald received a 2017 President’s Outstanding Staff Award for his invaluable contributions that have made a significant impact on the university.

McDonald was one of 30 UT Austin staff members to receive the award this year, presented by President Greg Fenves during the President’s Staff Awards ceremony, April 20, 2017. … Read the rest »

Thomas Edgar Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

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Thomas Edgar Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

Dr. Thomas Edgar, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as the 2017 Kelly Lecture speaker at Purdue University.

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the Kelly Lectures, talks presented annually at Purdue’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering by outstanding engineers and scientists from across broad areas of chemical … Read the rest »

Texas ChE Grad Students to Represent UT Austin at Rice Business Plan Competition

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Texas ChE Grad Students to Represent UT Austin at Rice Business Plan Competition

Texas ChE graduate students Meghali and Sonali Chopra will represent The University of Texas at Austin to compete against some of the world’s top universities for more than $1 million in prizes at the 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, April 6-8.

Their team, which also includes Ph.D. student Rahul … Read the rest »

Jennifer Maynard Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

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Jennifer Maynard Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has inducted Dr. Jennifer A. Maynard, McMakin Associate Professor & undergraduate advisor of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Maynard was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for contributions to protein … Read the rest »

Mandy Barrera Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Mandy Barrera Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Mandy Barrera has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award. Mandy joined the department in 2015, and has played an essential role in helping us to achieve excellence in our research and educational missions. She is currently an administrative associate to Dr. Delia Milliron and a grant finance specialist.

Mandy’s dedication, adaptability and friendly … Read the rest »

Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

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Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

The John Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine recently honored McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering professor Nicholas Peppas with the inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award, recognizing individuals whose work is at the intersection of nanotechnology and medicine and has profoundly impacted society and human health.

As part of the honor, Peppas delivered a talk at the Center … Read the rest »

Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in 2017 UT Energy Week Research Contest

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Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in 2017 UT Energy Week Research Contest

Four Texas ChE graduate students placed among the top two in their respective categories at the 2017 UT Energy Week Student Research Contest, held Feb. 8 in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the UT Austin campus.

The research contest, hosted by the Longhorn Energy Club, was divided into four competition categories: environmental and … Read the rest »

Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected David T. Allen, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas of Austin, and five Cockrell School of Engineering alumni to the prestigious academy.

Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Membership … Read the rest »

Four Undergraduates Named Centennial Scholars

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Four Undergraduates Named Centennial Scholars

Thanks to the generosity of our gold-level centennial partners, the department has recently awarded four Centennial Scholarships of $1,250 each to outstanding and deserving Texas undergraduate students. Please learn about the awardees, Rohan, Jade, Marissa and Nicholas, below.

 

 

 

 


Texas ChE Involvement: President of the National Society of Black Engineers, Peer Advisor … Read the rest »

Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

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Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

Texas ChE senior Jade Jackson was recently selected to receive the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the student community at UT Austin.

Jackson is pursuing a dual-major in chemical engineering and chemistry, along with a minor in African and African diaspora studies. … Read the rest »