Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Alumna Joan Brennecke To Join Faculty

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Alumna Joan Brennecke To Join Faculty

The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is proud to announce alumna and renowned researcher Joan Brennecke (B.S. ‘84) will join our faculty as a professor beginning fall 2017.

Brennecke, a leading expert in energy and sustainability, was recruited with key support from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his new Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURIRead the rest »

Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in UT Energy Week Research Contest

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Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in UT Energy Week Research Contest

Four Texas ChE graduate students placed among the top two in their respective categories at the 2016 UT Energy Week Student Research Contest, held Feb. 18 in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the UT Austin campus.

The research contest, hosted by the Longhorn Energy Club, was divided into four competition categories: environmental and … Read the rest »

Delia Milliron Wins Prestigious Sloan Fellowship

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Delia Milliron Wins Prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Delia Milliron, associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, joins three other trailblazing faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin who have been awarded 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.

The prestigious fellowships are awarded every year by the Alfred Read the rest »

Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Receives Five-Year Funding Renewal

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Postdoc selected for 2015 Distinguished Young Scholars’ Seminar Series

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Dr. Delia Milliron wins 2015 Resonate Award

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Dr. Delia Milliron wins 2015 Resonate Award

Delia Milliron, associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a 2015 Resnick Sustainability Institute Resonate Award for her research utilizing nanomaterials to enhance energy technologies and lower their costs.

Resonate Awards honor breakthrough achievements in energy science and sustainability. The awards celebrate innovators with new ideas or contributions to … Read the rest »

Thomas Edgar Receives Top Honor from American Automatic Control Council

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Thomas Edgar Receives Top Honor from American Automatic Control Council

Thomas F. Edgar, director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Chair in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award. It is the highest recognition from the American Automatic Read the rest »

The Class of 2015: Where are they headed?

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The Class of 2015: Where are they headed?

Congratulations to the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Class of 2015! 118 undergraduate and graduate students walked across the stage earning their diplomas on May 22, following the 68 students who completed their degrees earlier in the academic year during fall 2014 commencement ceremonies. After a college career full of successes and accomplishments, these graduates Read the rest »

Examining Energy Issues and Innovations

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Examining Energy Issues and Innovations UT Energy Week looks at how top scientists are tackling society’s toughest energy issues right here on the Forty Acres. ChE prof. Tom Edgar makes opening remarks.

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 »