Posts Tagged ‘Cockrell School of Engineering’

Graduate Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

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Graduate Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings Texas ChE rose to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 graduate program rankings.

Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected David T. Allen, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas of Austin, and five Cockrell School of Engineering alumni to the prestigious academy.

Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Membership … Read the rest »

Truskett Appointed to Second Term as Department Chair

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Truskett Appointed to Second Term as Department Chair

The following is an announcement from the Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering, Sharon Wood:

Dear Chemical Engineering Alumni and Friends,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas M. Truskett to a second term as the Bill L. Stanley Leadership Chair in Chemical Engineering. Tom has brought outstanding leadership to the McKetta Read the rest »

Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

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Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

Texas ChE senior Jade Jackson was recently selected to receive the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the student community at UT Austin.

Jackson is pursuing a dual-major in chemical engineering and chemistry, along with a minor in African and African diaspora studies. … Read the rest »

DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

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DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute led by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will be the tenth member of the nation’s network of Manufacturing USA Institutes.

Texas ChE professor Dr. Thomas Edgar, a former … Read the rest »

Four Faculty Promotions Announced

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Four Faculty Promotions Announced

Drs. Hal Alper, Michael Baldea, Lydia Contreras, and Delia Milliron have received official word from Cockrell School of Engineering Dean Sharon Wood that their promotions have been positively recommended by President Greg Fenves, effective Sept. 1, 2017 after approval by the Board of Regents.

“I am honored to be part of a … Read the rest »

Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

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Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

A research team led by Texas ChE Professor George Georgiou has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The new treatment and results from preclinical trials are described in a paper published in the Nov. 21 issue of … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

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Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

Meghali Chopra, graduate student in Dr. Roger Bonnecaze’s lab group, won the 2016 Idea to Product (I2P) Competition for her presentation of the technology commercialization of the software tool RODEo – Recipe Optimization for Deposition and Etching.

The I2P Competition, founded and led by Dr. Steven Nichols and part of the Innovation Center at … Read the rest »

Peppas, Horava Develop First-Ever Capsule to Treat Hemophilia

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Peppas, Horava Develop First-Ever Capsule to Treat Hemophilia

In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule.

Thanks to a breakthrough led by researchers in the McKetta Department of Chemical  Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, treatment for hemophilia can now be administered via a biodegradable system, a capsule, giving people affected by … Read the rest »

Flu Vaccine’s Effectiveness Can Be Improved, New Findings Suggest

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Flu Vaccine’s Effectiveness Can Be Improved, New Findings Suggest

A team of engineers and scientists from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is reporting new findings on how the influenza vaccine produces antibodies that protect against disease, research that suggests that the conventional flu vaccine can be improved. The findings were reported in the journal Nature Medicine on Nov. 7.

The UT Austin team … Read the rest »