Recent Awards

DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

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DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute led by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will be the tenth member of the nation’s network of Manufacturing USA Institutes.

Texas ChE professor Dr. Thomas Edgar, a former … Read the rest »

Top 10 Highlights of 2016

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Shallaco McDonald wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

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Shallaco McDonald wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

Shallaco “Shak” McDonald, technical staff assistant, received the 2016 Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Annual Holiday Banquet, Dec. 10.

The annual award recognizes excellent staff contributions and is named after former senior staff member Ruth Crawford who devoted 30 years of exemplary service to the department working for … Read the rest »

Baldea Elected CAST Division Director

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Baldea Elected CAST Division Director

Dr. Michael Baldea has been elected a director of the Computing & Systems Technology Division (CAST) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Chartered in 1977, the CAST Division provides relevant programs for AIChE members who share interests in computing and systems technology, especially in the analysis, design, and control of process management systems. Division … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

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Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

Meghali Chopra, graduate student in Dr. Roger Bonnecaze’s lab group, won the 2016 Idea to Product (I2P) Competition for her presentation of the technology commercialization of the software tool RODEo – Recipe Optimization for Deposition and Etching.

The I2P Competition, founded and led by Dr. Steven Nichols and part of the Innovation Center at … Read the rest »

Contreras Wins 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award

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Contreras Wins 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award

Assistant Professor Lydia Contreras has won the 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award for her research in biotechnology, modeling and simulation. The award is presented by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering and recognizes a young member of the biotechnology/bioengineering academic community for commitment to the journal and … Read the rest »

Peppas Receives NIH Funding to Improve Early Detection of Autoimmune Disorders

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Peppas Receives NIH Funding to Improve Early Detection of Autoimmune Disorders

Originally published on the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s website.

Treatment of autoimmune disorders is most effective when they are diagnosed early. In Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects the exocrine system, patients suffer from dry eye and dry mouth. Diagnosis is often delayed by six to ten years even after symptoms appear. Currently, … Read the rest »

Trine University Names John McKetta Patron Saint of the Faculty

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Trine University Names John McKetta Patron Saint of the Faculty

The faculty of Trine University in Angola, Indiana has issued a proclamation to name Dr. John J. McKetta, Jr. the patron saint of the faculty in honor of his dedication to his alma mater. McKetta earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the university, then-named Tri-State College, in 1937.

The proclamation states, “Let it … Read the rest »

Dyann Confer Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Dyann Confer Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Financial Analyst Dyann Confer has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award.

Dyann joined the department in March 2015. From the beginning she has played an essential role in helping us to achieve excellence in our research and educational missions.

Dyann is responsible for analyzing accounts and overhead, maintaining records for endowment and gift … Read the rest »

Nicholas Peppas Receives 2016 Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship

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Nicholas Peppas Receives 2016 Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship

Nicholas Peppas, Texas ChE professor and a world-renowned expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been awarded the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) prestigious Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award for 2016.

The lectureship is the highest award given by BMES and recognizes one individual each year for his or her outstanding achievements … Read the rest »