Six students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows. The Cockrell School of Engineering has a total of 21 NSF Graduate Research Fellows this year, more than any other college within the university.
The Computing and Systems Technology Division (CAST) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced Dr. Michael Baldea as the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA).
Baldea was recognized for “fundamental contributions and practical applications in the analysis, design and control of integrated and intensified processes, and … Read the rest »
Lizzie Miller has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award. Lizzie joined the department in 2007 and has played an essential role in helping us to achieve excellence in our research and teaching missions. She is currently a senior administrative associate to Drs. George Georgiou and Adam Heller.
Lizzie’s dedication, thoughtfulness and problem-solving capabilities … Read the rest »
The top presenting teams have been announced for the Senior Plant Design Competition in partnership with INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (INEOS). The winning team includes seniors Marco Heredia, Lindsay Johnson and Fizza Rizvi.
The event, part of the Process Design and Operations course known as “plant design”, had 21 teams presenting design … Read the rest »
The department is pleased to announce the top presenters for this year’s Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:
James Wagner (Alper Group)
High throughput microfluidic droplet screening for enhancing the production of secreted biomolecules
James’ research focuses on the development and application of high … Read the rest »
Texas ChE graduate student Morgan Kelley has been named a 2017 Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow (DOE CSGF) by the Krell Institute for her research to improve the efficiency of power grids and save energy.
The prestigious DOE CSGF program was established in 1991 and trains the next generation of leaders in computational … Read the rest »
Dr. Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2017 Stratis V. Sotirchos (SVS) Lectureship for producing original and fundamentally important results in chemical engineering.
“Hal Alper is a truly trailblazing, emerging star and innovator within the field of biochemical engineering,” a nominator said. “Hal’s research record is simply exceptional and a testament to … Read the rest »
Dr. Grant Willson has been awarded the Billy & Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award by the Cockrell School of Engineering.
The award honors faculty members who have brought significant credit and contributions to the engineering profession through documented research while associated with UT Austin.
The award is supported through an endowment funded … Read the rest »
The North American Membrane Society (NAMS) has elected Dr. Benny Freeman, Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, a Fellow based on his service to the organization and his highly significant professional accomplishments in the membrane field.
“Professor Freeman’s service to NAMS and other related … Read the rest »