Posts Tagged ‘Benny Freeman’

Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

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Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels The project could secure U.S. energy independence, lower energy costs and provide a lower carbon footprint to a future sustainable energy economy.

Alon Kirschner and Shichao He Named TAs of the Year

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Alon Kirschner and Shichao He Named TAs of the Year

Alon Kirschner and Shichao He have been named the TAs of the Year for their work in ChE 317 Intro to Chemical Engineering Analysis and ChE 253M Measurement, Control and Data Analysis Lab, respectively.

Both Kirschner and He will each be awarded the Paige H. and J. Jeff Weidner Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Chemical Engineering … Read the rest »

Freeman to Present Sir Jerry Price Lecture

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Freeman to Present Sir Jerry Price Lecture

Professor and Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Benny Freeman has recently been announced as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) 2017 Sir Jerry Price Lecture presenter.

The lecture series was established in 1990 in an effort to encourage the collaboration between industry, CSIRO and university scientists. Its namesake, Sir Jerry Price, was the … Read the rest »

Alumnus Joins MIT Chemical Engineering Faculty

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Alumnus Joins MIT Chemical Engineering Faculty Zach Smith (Texas ChE Ph.D. ’14) has accepted an offer to join MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor starting Jan. 1.

Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Five students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows.

The highly competitive fellowships were awarded to just 2,000 recipients nationwide this year from 16,500 applicants. The fellowships provide three years of financial support, including a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance, for … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev Wins Advanced Membrane Technology Poster Competition in Italy

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Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev Wins Advanced Membrane Technology Poster Competition in Italy

Jovan Kamcev, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and teaching assistant, recently won first place in an advanced membrane technology poster competition hosted in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy by the Engineering Conferences International (ECI) program.

Approximately forty students from twenty countries participated in the competition. Kamcev’s winning poster, entitled “Predicting Ion Sorption and Transport in … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Amanda Paine Wins Society of Plastics Engineers Poster Competition

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Graduate Student Amanda Paine Wins Society of Plastics Engineers Poster Competition

Graduate student Amanda Paine won first place in a Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) poster competition recently held in Houston, Texas.

The competition was part of SPE’s 2015 International Polyolefins Conference. Paine’s winning poster, entitled “Oxygen Scavenging Polymers for Barrier Applications”, showcases her work in improving oxygen barrier properties in polymer packaging. Her research … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Zhenpeng Li Wins Third Place in P&G Poster Competition

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Graduate Student Zhengwang He Receives Excellent Poster Award at ICOM

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Graduate Student Zhengwang He Receives Excellent Poster Award at ICOM

Graduate student Zhengwang He was recently awarded the Excellent Poster Award by the 10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM) in Suzhou, China.

The award recognized 30 excellent poster presentations out of approximately 500 presentations. He’s poster was entitled, “Profiling fouling propensity in constant permeate flux crossflow microfiltration based on membrane-model foulant … Read the rest »

Freeman to Receive Society of Plastics Engineers’ Lifetime Achievement Award

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Freeman to Receive Society of Plastics Engineers’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Benny Freeman, the Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, will receive the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) International Award, its top honor, recognizing lifetime achievement in the plastics industry.

The award will be presented April 21 during SPE’s annual technical conference Antec 2013 in Cincinnati, … Read the rest »