Posts Tagged ‘Hal Alper’

Four Faculty Promotions Announced

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Four Faculty Promotions Announced Congratulations to Drs. Hal Alper, Michael Baldea, Lydia Contreras, and Delia Milliron. Promotions will be made effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Hal Alper Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

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Grad Student Wins Top Poster Award at International Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference

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Grad Student Wins Top Poster Award at International Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference

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 »

Hal Alper Receives Young Investigator Award from ACS Biochemical Technology Division

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Hal Alper Receives Young Investigator Award from ACS Biochemical Technology Division

Associate Professor Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Biochemical Technology.

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 »

Top Presenters Announced for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Seminar Series

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Top Presenters Announced for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Seminar Series

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

Top Presenter
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 Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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 »

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

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Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

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 »

Introducing UT Austin’s Very Own…Organism

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Introducing UT Austin’s Very Own…Organism

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 Selected as Mellichamp Lecturer at Purdue University

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Hal Alper Selected as Mellichamp Lecturer at Purdue University

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 »

Leading Biomolecular Engineers Meet Locally

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