Posts Tagged ‘UT Austin’

Kate Baird Receives Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award

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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

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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 »

Thomas Edgar Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

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Thomas Edgar Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

Dr. Thomas Edgar, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as the 2017 Kelly Lecture speaker at Purdue University.

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the Kelly Lectures, talks presented annually at Purdue’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering by outstanding engineers and scientists from across broad areas of chemical … Read the rest »

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

More than three million people die prematurely every year by breathing air pollution in the form of ozone and outdoor particulate matter. Texas ChE Assistant Professor Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and her research team want to improve this statistic through understanding how pollutants form in our atmosphere, in order to devise a way to reduce pollutant … Read the rest »

Texas ChE Grad Students to Represent UT Austin at Rice Business Plan Competition

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Texas ChE Grad Students to Represent UT Austin at Rice Business Plan Competition

Texas ChE graduate students Meghali and Sonali Chopra will represent The University of Texas at Austin to compete against some of the world’s top universities for more than $1 million in prizes at the 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, April 6-8.

Their team, which also includes Ph.D. student Rahul … Read the rest »

Jennifer Maynard Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

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Jennifer Maynard Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has inducted Dr. Jennifer A. Maynard, McMakin Associate Professor & undergraduate advisor of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Maynard was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for contributions to protein … Read the rest »

Mandy Barrera Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Mandy Barrera Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Mandy Barrera has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award. Mandy joined the department in 2015, and has played an essential role in helping us to achieve excellence in our research and educational missions. She is currently an administrative associate to Dr. Delia Milliron and a grant finance specialist.

Mandy’s dedication, adaptability and friendly … Read the rest »

Special Lecture—“The Holocaust: A Survivor’s Story on Accountability, Responsibility and Authority”, by Texas ChE Prof. Adam Heller

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Special Lecture—“The Holocaust: A Survivor’s Story on Accountability, Responsibility and Authority”, by Texas ChE Prof. Adam Heller

After surviving the Holocaust as a young Hungarian Jew, Adam Heller was driven to pursue a life and career that would enable him to help make the world a better place—he became a scientist and an engineer.

Now a world-renowned researcher and inventor, Heller and his colleagues have developed ground-breaking medical devices, including a painless … Read the rest »

Alumnus Develops First Blood Test for Autism

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Alumnus Develops First Blood Test for Autism

An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. The algorithm, developed by Texas ChE alumnus Juergen Hahn (Ph.D. ’02) and researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is the first physiological test for … Read the rest »

Graduate Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

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