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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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, 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 »
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will host a special symposium in honor of Texas ChE Professor Nicholas Peppas’ 40 years in academia during the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California this November.
Sponsored by AIChE’s Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering and the Materials Divisions, the symposium entitled “40 Years of Impact at … Read the rest »
Originally published on BusinessWire.
Alumnus Samuel Smolik (B.S. ChE ‘75) has been appointed to Axalta Coating Systems Board of Directors, a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings. Smolik is the senior vice president of Americas Manufacturing at LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies serving companies in … Read the rest »
Alumna Stephanie Watts Butler (M.S. ’89, Ph.D. ’91) is the recipient of the 2016 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Achievement Award for her outstanding technical contributions for more than 20 years in the field of engineering.
Executive Assistant Karen Eikner has retired after eight years of service with the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and 21 years with The University of Texas at Austin.
“I was fortunate to be surrounded by brilliant minds with kind hearts,” Eikner said.
Eikner joined the Texas ChE staff in 2009, serving the essential role of … Read the rest »