Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Hal Alper’

Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters

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Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters

The department is pleased to announce the top presenters for this year’s Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:

Top Presenter

James Wagner (Alper Group)
High throughput microfluidic droplet screening for enhancing the production of secreted biomolecules

James’ research focuses on the development and application of high … Read the rest »

Alper to Receive Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award

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Alper to Receive Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award

Dr. Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2017 Stratis V. Sotirchos (SVS) Lectureship for producing original and fundamentally important results in chemical engineering.

“Hal Alper is a truly trailblazing, emerging star and innovator within the field of biochemical engineering,” a nominator said. “Hal’s research record is simply exceptional and a testament to … Read the rest »

Alumni in Academia

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Alumni in Academia

The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is well established in preparing students for careers in industry, but many of our students also go on to pursue roles in research, teaching and administration. Texas ChE graduates have taught and conducted research at nearly 90 universities around the world, including some of the top engineering programs in … Read the rest »

Alumna Caitlin Spofford Discusses Her Texas ChE Research Experience

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New Institute Advances Health Care Solutions

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New Institute Advances Health Care Solutions

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is launching the university’s first health care engineering institute dedicated to developing technologies and treatments that will immediately improve patient quality of life.

Led by Nicholas Peppas, a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, the College of Pharmacy, the Department … Read the rest »

Alper Honored For Contributions to Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Alper Honored For Contributions to Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Dr. Hal Alper, associate professor and fellow of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship, was recently honored with the 2015 Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Young Investigator Award at the society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 4. This award recognizes the most impactful young scientist in the area of … Read the rest »

Sophomore Allison Wagman Wins Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

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Sophomore Allison Wagman Wins Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Sophomore Allison Wagman recently won first place in the Undergraduate Research Competition hosted by the Cockrell School’s Student Engineering Council.

Allison’s poster, “Yeast Promoter Mutations Modeled by Nucleosome Affinity”, showcased her research conducted alongside Professor Hal Alper to create novel synthetic parts for cells.

Her research involved creating new promoters for yeast using a model-guided … Read the rest »