Posts Tagged ‘National Science Foundation’

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award

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Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz and her team will receive more than $620K to fund her research on air pollution.

NSF Grant Expands Next Generation Photovoltaics Center in Partnership with Texas A&M

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NSF Grant Expands Next Generation Photovoltaics Center in Partnership with Texas A&M

It does not require a force as powerful as the sun to get The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University to work together, but it certainly helps. UT Austin’s Next Generation Photovoltaics Center will add a new solar research site at Texas A&M University thanks to a new grant from the National … Read the rest »

Jonathan Peck Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Jonathan Peck Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Administrative associate Jonathan Peck has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award.

Since joining the department in January 2012, Peck’s primary responsibility it to handle the day-to-day operations of the National Science Foundation sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Next Generation Photovoltaics, led by Texas ChE professor Brian Korgel.

“It’s an … Read the rest »

Eight Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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Eight Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Eight students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows. The Cockrell School of Engineering has a total of 11 NSF Graduate Research Fellows this year, more than any other college within the university.

NSF chose 2,000 individuals from nearly 17,000 applicants as this … Read the rest »

A Teacher’s Teacher in Engineering Education

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A Teacher’s Teacher in Engineering Education Reflect on the career of Professor Emeritus Jim Stice, who created and directed the Bureau of Engineering Teaching, believed to be the first engineering teaching and learning center.

NASCENT Center Adds Magic Leap as New Industrial Partner

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NASCENT Center Adds Magic Leap as New Industrial Partner

NASCENT, a National Science Foundation-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center co-directed by chemical engineering professor Roger Bonnecaze, has added Magic Leap, a company working to develop novel human computing interfaces and software for mixed reality and other applications, to the center’s Industrial Partnership Program.

Magic Leap is the latest industrial partner to team up Read the rest »

Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Receives Five-Year Funding Renewal

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Chris Ellison Selected for China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

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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 »

Chelikowsky Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant To Find New Magnetic Materials

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Chelikowsky Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant To Find New Magnetic Materials

Magnets are essential to modern technology. They serve to drive electric motors, encode data on computer hard drives, and enable MRI machines to image the insides of bodies.

But the powerful, permanent magnetics in most high-tech products are not the same magnets stuck on your fridge. They contain rare-earth metals, which help boost magnetic strength … Read the rest »