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Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

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Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

The John Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine recently honored McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering professor Nicholas Peppas with the inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award, recognizing individuals whose work is at the intersection of nanotechnology and medicine and has profoundly impacted society and human health.

As part of the honor, Peppas delivered a talk at the Center … Read the rest »

Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in 2017 UT Energy Week Research Contest

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Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in 2017 UT Energy Week Research Contest

Four Texas ChE graduate students placed among the top two in their respective categories at the 2017 UT Energy Week Student Research Contest, held Feb. 8 in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the UT Austin campus.

The research contest, hosted by the Longhorn Energy Club, was divided into four competition categories: environmental and … Read the rest »

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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Shallaco McDonald wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

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Shallaco McDonald wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

Shallaco “Shak” McDonald, technical staff assistant, received the 2016 Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Annual Holiday Banquet, Dec. 10.

The annual award recognizes excellent staff contributions and is named after former senior staff member Ruth Crawford who devoted 30 years of exemplary service to the department working for … Read the rest »

Alumni Achievements from 2016

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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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