Posts Tagged ‘NSF’

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 »

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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Michael Baldea Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Energy-Intensive Processes

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Michael Baldea Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Energy-Intensive Processes

Michael Baldea, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is working to improve the efficiency and economic performance of chemical processes that interact with the power grid. His research was recently selected for a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

CAREER Awards are highly competitive and prestigious grants given to young faculty who effectively integrate research … Read the rest »

Allen to Lead $1.6M Program to Retain Engineering Students

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Allen to Lead $1.6M Program to Retain Engineering Students Dave Allen will lead a new education program funded by The National Science Foundation, Intel and GE to engage engineering students in calculus

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 »

$18.5M Grant Establishes Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing Center

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$18.5M Grant Establishes Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing Center

The University of Texas at Austin has been selected to receive an $18.5 million grant over the next five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create and lead a nanosystems engineering research center.

The Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT) will develop innovative nanomanufacturing, nanosculpting and nanometrology systems that … Read the rest »