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“Antibody-like” T Cell Receptors May Be New Potential Treatment for Cytomegalovirus (#CMV) and Brain Tumors

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“Antibody-like” T Cell Receptors May Be New Potential Treatment for Cytomegalovirus (#CMV) and Brain Tumors

Texas ChE Professor Jennifer Maynard and her research team have engineered “antibody-like” T cell receptors that can specifically stick to cells infected with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes lifelong infection in more than half of all adults by age 40. These receptors represent a new potential treatment option, could aid the development of Read the rest »

Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

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Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103 For more than 70 years, he called Texas ChE home. We celebrate his life and legacy.

Top 10 Highlights of 2018

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Top 10 Highlights of 2018 An established tradition, we invite you to celebrate some of our top achievements and highlights from this year.

Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

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Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering Hal S. Alper, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas).

BrightStar Care of Austin Donates Artwork to Celebrate McKetta’s 103rd Birthday

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BrightStar Care of Austin Donates Artwork to Celebrate McKetta’s 103rd Birthday To celebrate Dr. McKetta's 103rd birthday, the president of BrightStar Care of Austin and local artist, George Sanchez, made a special gift to the department.

Carol Assadourian Wins Staff Spotlight Award 

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Carol Assadourian Wins Staff Spotlight Award  Carol Assadourian, Senior Administrative Associate, has been selected to receive the Fall 2018 Staff Spotlight Award. 

The Class of 2018: Where are they headed?

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The Class of 2018: Where are they headed? A few of our graduates reflect on their experiences at Texas ChE and tell us their plans for the future.

Shell supports student learning through process safety course

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Shell supports student learning through process safety course This spring, Shell partnered with the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering to deliver an updated section of CHE 364S Chemical Process Safety.

Texas ChE students, faculty and staff present at Exxon safety workshop

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Texas ChE students, faculty and staff present at Exxon safety workshop

ExxonMobil’s Baytown Technology and Engineering Center recently hosted 80 graduate students from six universities for its annual Partners in Academic Laboratory Safety (PALS) Workshop.  As part of the PALS workship, a Texas ChE panel comprised of four students, one faculty and one staff member, presented on the current lab safety protocols, seeking feedback to improve … Read the rest »

Jim Chelikowsky’s Silicon Studies Reveal the Quantum Workings of Computing’s Most Essential Material

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Jim Chelikowsky’s Silicon Studies Reveal the Quantum Workings of Computing’s Most Essential Material
James Chelikowsky has built a career leveraging and creating materials science advances while also conducting research that could help build the materials that could drive the high performance computers of tomorrow.

 

Jim Chelikowsky keeps a dinner plate-sized wafer of silicon–his favorite material–in his Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) office as a tangible … Read the rest »