Posts Tagged ‘The University of Texas at Austin’

The Class of 2017: Where are they Headed?

Posted on:
The Class of 2017: Where are they Headed?

Congratulations to the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering graduates of the 2016-2017 academic year! After a college career full of successes and accomplishments, our graduates are headed all over the world to put their degrees to the test. Here are the college experiences of four Texas ChE graduates and their plans for the future.

Emmalie Read the rest »

Six Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Posted on:
Six Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Six students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows. The Cockrell School of Engineering has a total of 21 NSF Graduate Research Fellows this year, more than any other college within the university.

NSF chose 2,000 individuals from over 13,000 applicants as this … Read the rest »

Lizzie Miller Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Posted on:
Lizzie Miller Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Lizzie Miller has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award. Lizzie joined the department in 2007 and has played an essential role in helping us to achieve excellence in our research and teaching missions. She is currently a senior administrative associate to Drs. George Georgiou and Adam Heller.

Lizzie’s dedication, thoughtfulness and problem-solving capabilities … Read the rest »

Science Review: Maximizing the Right Stuff by Benny Freeman

Posted on:
Science Review: Maximizing the Right Stuff by Benny Freeman

The trade-off between membrane permeability and selectivity

Current studies on membrane permeability and selectivity show that improvements in the field could positively impact water filtration, treatment of waste products from fracking, and even climate change. But what challenges do engineers face when it comes to membranes? And what needs to be considered to make strides Read the rest »

Alper to Receive Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award

Posted on:
Alper to Receive Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award

Dr. Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2017 Stratis V. Sotirchos (SVS) Lectureship for producing original and fundamentally important results in chemical engineering.

“Hal Alper is a truly trailblazing, emerging star and innovator within the field of biochemical engineering,” a nominator said. “Hal’s research record is simply exceptional and a testament to … Read the rest »

Willson Receives the Billy & Claude R. Hocott Research Award

Posted on:

Freeman Elected Fellow in North American Membrane Society

Posted on:
Freeman Elected Fellow in North American Membrane Society

The North American Membrane Society (NAMS) has elected Dr. Benny Freeman, Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, a Fellow based on his service to the organization and his highly significant professional accomplishments in the membrane field.

“Professor Freeman’s service to NAMS and other related … Read the rest »

Alumna Justine Johannes Receives Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award

Posted on:

Kate Baird Receives Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award

Posted on:
Kate Baird Receives Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award

Texas ChE Graduate Coordinator Kate Baird received the Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award for 2017, the university’s highest recognition for graduate advising.

The award acknowledges the exemplary performance of a graduate coordinator who provides an invaluable service to the university and its community of students, faculty and staff. Baird was selected for the award for her … Read the rest »

Shallaco McDonald Wins President’s Outstanding Staff Award

Posted on:
Shallaco McDonald Wins President’s Outstanding Staff Award

Technical staff assistant Shallaco “Shak” McDonald received a 2017 President’s Outstanding Staff Award for his invaluable contributions that have made a significant impact on the university.

McDonald was one of 30 UT Austin staff members to receive the award this year, presented by President Greg Fenves during the President’s Staff Awards ceremony, April 20, 2017. … Read the rest »