Posts Tagged ‘Lydia Contreras’

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 »

Contreras Wins 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award

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Contreras Wins 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award

Assistant Professor Lydia Contreras has won the 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award for her research in biotechnology, modeling and simulation. The award is presented by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering and recognizes a young member of the biotechnology/bioengineering academic community for commitment to the journal and … Read the rest »

Contreras And Eldridge Win 2015 TEAChE Awards

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Contreras And Eldridge Win 2015 TEAChE Awards

Drs. Lydia Contreras and Bruce Eldridge were announced as the winners of the 2015 TEAChE Awards during the 2015 Fall Graduation Lucheon. Both professors were selected through votes made by students who have graduated within the past two years.

The award, given every other year, was established in honor of three outstanding professors emeriti: Dr. … Read the rest »

Lydia Contreras Receives Walter A. Rosenblith Young Investigator of the Year Award

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Lydia Contreras Receives Walter A. Rosenblith Young Investigator of the Year Award

Lydia Contreras, assistant professor and the Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Chemical Engineering, recently received the Walter A. Rosenblith Young Investigator of the Year Award from the Health Effects Institute (HEI).

The award, the only one of its kind awarded annually by HEI, supports the work of a promising scientist early in … 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 »

Undergraduate Brendan Chou Wins Goldwater Scholarship

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Undergraduate Brendan Chou Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Undergraduate biochemistry major Brendan Chou has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Chou works in the lab of chemical engineering assistant professor Lydia Contreras.

Goldwater Scholarships are one- and two-year scholarships awarded annually to outstanding second- and third-year college students.  The award … Read the rest »

Lydia Contreras Receives Norman Hackerman Award for Biosensor Research

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Lydia Contreras Receives Norman Hackerman Award for Biosensor Research

Lydia Contreras, assistant professor and the Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a Norman Hackerman Award for her work to develop biosensors to monitor effects of environmental pollutants.

The annual award recognizes early-career researchers who have expanded the field and comes with a $100,000 prize. The highly competitive honor is named … Read the rest »

Raising A Future Scientist

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Raising A Future Scientist Professors Michael Baldea and Lydia Contreras launch a program to engage underrepresented middle schoolers in STEM education.

Contreras Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

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Contreras Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Lydia Contreras recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for her proposal titled “Mapping Regulatory Networks in Extremophiles,” which could help determine how cells respond to environmental changes and survive high-stress conditions.

The grant will further Contreras’ research to characterize and understand large-scale networks within a cell. Her work looks at … Read the rest »

Contreras Receives Air Force Young Investigator Award

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Contreras Receives Air Force Young Investigator Award

Lydia Contreras has won a 2013 Air Force Young Investigator Award for her work on radiation-activated RNA switches for novel sensing technologies.  Contreras is one of 40 scientists and engineers selected in the $15 million dollar program for early career investigators that show exceptional ability and promise for conducting research.

“How to detect biological and … Read the rest »