Posts Tagged ‘Brian Korgel’

Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research

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Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research The Center aims to discover new types of materials for use in many applications including energy storage, medical devices and more.

UT Energy Institute Features Korgel’s Solar Cell Research

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UT Energy Institute Features Korgel’s Solar Cell Research

Originally published as an UT Energy Institute Research Spotlight By Gary Rasp.

The way McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Brian Korgel sees it, imparting knowledge to his students, while vitally important, is only one aspect of his job.

Perhaps even more valuable, Korgel says, is awakening students to the possibilities created for them through … Read the rest »

‘Empathy Mirror’ to Foster Understanding Among People with Different Perspectives

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Jonathan Peck Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Jonathan Peck Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Administrative associate Jonathan Peck has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award.

Since joining the department in January 2012, Peck’s primary responsibility it to handle the day-to-day operations of the National Science Foundation sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Next Generation Photovoltaics, led by Texas ChE professor Brian Korgel.

“It’s an … Read the rest »

Why UT Is The Energy University

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Why UT Is The Energy University

Energy is such a constant presence in our lives, we often take it for granted. Like the clean water that runs from our taps, we just expect energy to be cheap and ever-present, whether it’s the electricity that charges our phones, the natural gas that heats our houses or the oil that makes our cars … Read the rest »

Researchers Selected for Startup Business Plan Competition

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Researchers Selected for Startup Business Plan Competition

Chemical engineering researchers Taylor Harvey and Aaron Chockla 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 15th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas April 16-18.

Harvey and Chockla will pitch product information … Read the rest »

Taking Innovation Abroad

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Taking Innovation Abroad Professor Brian Korgel is leading a new nanotechnology course in Barcelona, Spain.

AIChE Interviews Brian Korgel About His Professional Progress Award

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AIChE Interviews Brian Korgel About His Professional Progress Award

AIChE talked with Brian Korgel about his Professional Progress Award lecture entitled “At Least 1,000X Thinner Than a Human Hair.” The presentation discussed how advances in nanomaterials synthesis and processing are creating new opportunities, as well as new challenges, for chemical engineers.  His talk also described what is unique about these “products of … Read the rest »

Korgel Group Brightens Future for Silicon

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Korgel Group Brightens Future for Silicon

Professor Brian Korgel and his research group have been featured on chemeurope.com for creating the first ordered arrays, or superlattices, of silicon nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots.  Their work could help utilize light-emitting properties of silicon to develop things like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or possible lasers.

Bulk silicon is one of the most commercially … Read the rest »

Alumnus Vincent Holmberg Wins Hertz Thesis Prize

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Alumnus Vincent Holmberg Wins Hertz Thesis Prize

Alumnus Vincent Holmberg, Ph.D. ’11, has won the Hertz Thesis Prize for his dissertation entitled “Semiconductor Nanowires: From a Nanoscale System to a Macroscopic Material.” Some years there are no Prize winners, in other years up to four prizes have been awarded.

“Vince’s Ph.D. thesis is definitely one of the best I have … Read the rest »