AUSTIN, Texas — A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale, as described this week in Proceedings … Read the rest »
Posts Tagged ‘Hal Alper’
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 »
Hal Alper, associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious title of Emerging Inventor of the Year by The University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC).
A relatively new award category, this is the second-ever Emerging Inventor of the Year award announced by OTC at … Read the rest »
Kelly Markham, Texas ChE graduate student and member of the Alper research group, recently won a top poster award prize in the Student/ Young Investigator Poster Award Competition at the Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference in Kobe, Japan.
Markham’s poster, “Expanding the Substrate Range and Product Portfolio of Y. lipolytica through Metabolic Pathway Engineering and Synthetic … Read the rest »
The prestigious annual award, which is sponsored by Genentech, Inc., recognizes one outstanding contributor, under 40 years of age, to the field of biochemical technology. Alper is being … Read the rest »
Ben Wendel (Georgiou Group)
A System Immunology Approach to the Development of Natural Immunity to Malaria
Ben’s research explores the progression of the immune system with age … Read the rest »
Five students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows.
The highly competitive fellowships were awarded to just 2,000 recipients nationwide this year from 16,500 applicants. The fellowships provide three years of financial support, including a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance, for … Read the rest »
Researchers in the Alper Lab have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings were published online in the journal Metabolic Engineering in March.
Beyond … Read the rest »
When researchers uncovered a never-before-identified strain of fungi in the Alper Lab in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, they made sure it would always call the 40 Acres home. They decided to give the organism the official name Ustilago Bevomyces, after Bevo, the university’s beloved Longhorn steer mascot.
“We gave it this name to … Read the rest »
Hal Alper, associate professor and Fellow of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship, has been selected as the 2015 Mellichamp Lecturer at Purdue University.
The Mellichamp Endowed Lectureship was established in 2013 by Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp to recognize “a distinguished young engineering or scientificresearcher from a university, industry or national … Read the rest »