Posts Tagged ‘chemical engineering’

2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

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2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting is currently underway in San Francisco, California. The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. From Nov. 13 through Nov. 18, academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new … Read the rest »

Hal Alper Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

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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 »

Alumna Rachel Segalman Explores, Expands the Thermoelectric Power of Polymers

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Alumna Rachel Segalman Explores, Expands the Thermoelectric Power of Polymers

Originally published on UC Santa Barbara’s The Current.

Imagine charging your cellphone anywhere without having to plug in. Or barely breaking a sweat outside in the middle of summer. How about using a high-performance personal computer that cools its own components?

These ideas, and many like them, may be the realities of the not-so-distant … Read the rest »

AIChE Hosts Special Symposium in Honor of Dr. Nicholas Peppas

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AIChE Hosts Special Symposium in Honor of Dr. Nicholas Peppas

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 »

Alumnus Sam Smolik appointed to Axalta Board of Directors

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Alumnus Sam Smolik appointed to Axalta Board of Directors

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 »

Research on Integrating the Operation of Chemical Processes with the Power Grid Receives DOE Funding

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Research on Integrating the Operation of Chemical Processes with the Power Grid Receives DOE Funding

Research conducted in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering to optimize chemical plant operations and reduce demand on the power grid recently received $360K in funding from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) within the United States Department of Energy.

The … Read the rest »

Sean O’Keefe and Jessica Hung named TAs of the Year

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Sean O’Keefe and Jessica Hung named TAs of the Year

Sean O’Keefe and Jessica Hung have been named the TAs of the Year for their work on ChE 387K Advanced Thermodynamics and ChE 363 Separation Processes and Mass Transfer, respectively. Both O’Keefe and Hung will each be awarded the Paige H. and J. Jeff Weidner Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Chemical Engineering worth $3,500.

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Jovan Kamcev Wins Graduate Student Paper of the Year

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Jovan Kamcev Wins Graduate Student Paper of the Year

Jovan Kamcev Wins Paper of the Year

Jovan Kamcev has been awarded the Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award and the Marion Johnson South Texas Section Society of Plastics Engineers Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Chemical Engineering worth $4,000, for his paper entitled “Partitioning of mobile ions between ion exchange polymers and aqueous salt solutions: … Read the rest »

Exploring Entrepreneurship

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

Texas ChE offered a new course this semester, ChE 379 Entrepreneurship, led by alumnus and established entrepreneur Michael Piana.

The elective introduces upperclassmen and graduate students to the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and the practical approaches of taking a business idea and monetizing it. Students of the course explore the keys to understanding the business … Read the rest »

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