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Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer.

Four Undergraduates Named Centennial Scholars

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Four Undergraduates Named Centennial Scholars Undergraduate students Rohan Makhija, Jade Jackson, Marissa Ronquillo and Nicholas Curtis were recently awarded Centennial Scholarships.

Truskett Appointed to Second Term as Department Chair

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Truskett Appointed to Second Term as Department Chair Cockrell School Dean Sharon Wood officially announces the appointment of Dr. Thomas Truskett to a second term as chair of the department.

Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

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Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

Texas ChE senior Jade Jackson was recently selected to receive the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the student community at UT Austin.

Jackson is pursuing a dual-major in chemical engineering and chemistry, along with a minor in African and African diaspora studies. … Read the rest »

Freeman to Present Sir Jerry Price Lecture

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Freeman to Present Sir Jerry Price Lecture

Professor and Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Benny Freeman has recently been announced as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) 2017 Sir Jerry Price Lecture presenter.

The lecture series was established in 1990 in an effort to encourage the collaboration between industry, CSIRO and university scientists. Its namesake, Sir Jerry Price, was the … Read the rest »

The Passing of Alumnus Curt Engelhorn (B.S. ’51)

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The Passing of Alumnus Curt Engelhorn (B.S. ’51)

The department has just been informed of the recent passing of alumnus Curt Engelhorn (B.S. ’51). He was 90-years-old.

Engelhorn was a pharmaceutical industry veteran and philanthropist. After graduating with his bachelor’s from our department, Engelhorn went on to build a pharmaceutical empire. He was honored as a Cockrell School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate in … Read the rest »

DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

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DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute led by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will be the tenth member of the nation’s network of Manufacturing USA Institutes.

Texas ChE professor Dr. Thomas Edgar, a former … Read the rest »

Top 10 Highlights of 2016

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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.

Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

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Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

A research team led by Texas ChE Professor George Georgiou has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The new treatment and results from preclinical trials are described in a paper published in the Nov. 21 issue of … Read the rest »

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