Posts Tagged ‘University of Texas at Austin’

2017 Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

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2017 Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

The top presenting teams have been announced for the Senior Plant Design Competition in partnership with INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (INEOS). The winning team includes seniors Marco Heredia, Lindsay Johnson and Fizza Rizvi.

The event, part of the Process Design and Operations course known as “plant design”, had 21 teams presenting design … Read the rest »

NASA Astronaut Rex Walheim to Present Pirkey Centennial Lectureship

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Texas ChE Faculty Present in UT Energy Week 2016

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Texas ChE Faculty Present in UT Energy Week 2016 Drs. Chelikowsky, Baldea and Allen discuss vital energy issues in the second annual UT Energy Week.

Texas ChE Students Sweep Procter & Gamble Poster Competition

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Texas ChE Students Sweep Procter & Gamble Poster Competition

Students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering recently won the top three spots in the Procter & Gamble Poster Competition hosted by The University of Texas at Austin.

Jessica Hung (Johnston Group) placed first and received a $1,000 cash prize for her poster, “Formation of Stable Low-Viscosity, High Concentration Protein Dispersions with Molecular Read the rest »

Controlled Release Society Honors Peppas for Lifetime Contributions

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Controlled Release Society Honors Peppas for Lifetime Contributions

The Controlled Release Society (CRS) recognized Professor Nicholas Peppas for exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science at their 2015 Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

CRS states “Nicholas A. Peppas has been an icon in the field of controlled release through his innovative research, leadership of the Controlled Release Society, and exceptional support of students. … Read the rest »

George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of new members this week, including biochemist and chemical engineering professor George Georgiou.

Georgiou has been recognized for paving the way for advances in medicine that improve people’s lives, with discoveries such as a technology that has been incorporated into drugs that fight macular degeneration … Read the rest »

Kate Baird wins the ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Kate Baird wins the ChE Staff Spotlight Award

 

Kate Baird, graduate coordinator for the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the spring 2015 Staff Spotlight Award.

Kate was commended by a wide cross section of faculty, students and staff for her exemplar organization of this year’s graduate student recruiting weekend and her outstanding performance as graduate coordinator.

She was … Read the rest »

Alum Jeff Ting Wins Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship

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Alum Jeff Ting Wins Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship

Alum Jeff Ting, B.S. ChE ‘11 and now a chemical engineering graduate student at the University of Minnesota (UMN), recently won a Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship.

The Revitalizing Science Scholarship provides a cash award towards Sigma Xi membership, an honorary scientific research society. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support the … Read the rest »

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 »

Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

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Ranked Among the Nation’s Best The department maintained its No. 6 standing in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s graduate program rankings, enhancing the university’s reputation for providing world-class engineering education.