Posts Tagged ‘polymers’

Alumna Rachel Segalman Explores, Expands the Thermoelectric Power of Polymers

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Alumna Rachel Segalman Explores, Expands the Thermoelectric Power of Polymers

Originally published on UC Santa Barbara’s The Current.

Imagine charging your cellphone anywhere without having to plug in. Or barely breaking a sweat outside in the middle of summer. How about using a high-performance personal computer that cools its own components?

These ideas, and many like them, may be the realities of the not-so-distant … Read the rest »

Alumnus Joins MIT Chemical Engineering Faculty

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Alumnus Joins MIT Chemical Engineering Faculty Zach Smith (Texas ChE Ph.D. ’14) has accepted an offer to join MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor starting Jan. 1.

Alumnus Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

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Alumnus Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Alumnus Haiqing Lin (Ph.D. ’05) has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled: “CAREER:SusChEM: Design and Discovery of Polymers with Pendant Rings for Membrane Gas Separations”.

The CAREER is one of NSF’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the … Read the rest »

Truskett Named 2015 American Physical Society Fellow

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Graduate Student Yichen Fang Wins AIChE Polymer Poster Competition

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Graduate Student Yichen Fang Wins AIChE Polymer Poster Competition

Yichen Fang, graduate student and research assistant, recently won first place in the Area 8A Poster Competition for polymer research at the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

The award recognized the best poster presentation on polymer research out of more than 70 competitors.  Fang’s winning poster, entitled “High Performance Nanofiber … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Zhenpeng Li Wins Third Place in P&G Poster Competition

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Texas Soft Matter Meeting Comes To Austin

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Texas Soft Matter Meeting Comes To Austin

The third annual Texas Soft Matter Meeting is taking place at The University of Texas at Austin Friday, August 22, 2014 from 7am-5:30pm in the Norman Hackerman Building (room 1.720); registration is now open to the public and costs $18.00.

The goal of the Texas Soft Matter Meeting is to encourage collaboration among researchers from … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Kate Curran Wins Excellence in Research Award

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Graduate Student Kate Curran Wins Excellence in Research Award

Kate Curran

Graduate student Kate Curran was awarded the John J. McKetta Jr. Chemical Engineering Award for Excellence in Research at the Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) poster competition hosted by the Graduate Engineering Council February 27, 2013.

Curran’s poster, “Metabolic Engineering of Muconic Acid Production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” was one of … Read the rest »

Freeman to Receive Society of Plastics Engineers’ Lifetime Achievement Award

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Freeman to Receive Society of Plastics Engineers’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Benny Freeman, the Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, will receive the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) International Award, its top honor, recognizing lifetime achievement in the plastics industry.

The award will be presented April 21 during SPE’s annual technical conference Antec 2013 in Cincinnati, … Read the rest »