Posts Tagged ‘chemical engineering’

Willson Receives the Billy & Claude R. Hocott Research Award

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Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

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Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences   Dr. Peppas joins some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers and artists as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders in the 237th AAAS class.

Texas ChE Grad Students to Represent UT Austin at Rice Business Plan Competition

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Texas ChE Grad Students to Represent UT Austin at Rice Business Plan Competition

Texas ChE graduate students Meghali and Sonali Chopra 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 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, April 6-8.

Their team, which also includes Ph.D. student Rahul … Read the rest »

Special Lecture—“The Holocaust: A Survivor’s Story on Accountability, Responsibility and Authority”, by Texas ChE Prof. Adam Heller

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Special Lecture—“The Holocaust: A Survivor’s Story on Accountability, Responsibility and Authority”, by Texas ChE Prof. Adam Heller

After surviving the Holocaust as a young Hungarian Jew, Adam Heller was driven to pursue a life and career that would enable him to help make the world a better place—he became a scientist and an engineer.

Now a world-renowned researcher and inventor, Heller and his colleagues have developed ground-breaking medical devices, including a painless … Read the rest »

SXSW Features John McKetta in Faces of Austin Exhibit

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SXSW Features John McKetta in Faces of Austin Exhibit

The SXSW Film Festival premiered “A Century of Change: A Short Film About John McKetta” as part of its Community Programming 2017 Faces of Austin Exhibit.

The exhibit showcased work of local filmmakers that reflects the diverse faces, voices, and experiences that make up Austin’s unique identity. Directed by Mat Hames and produced by independent … Read the rest »

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 »