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Dave Allen Recognized with Leading Energy Honor

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Dave Allen Recognized with Leading Energy Honor Professor David Allen received the prestigious Eni Award in Energy Transition, recognizing innovative solutions for de-carbonizing the energy sector and honoring Allen for his work on limiting methane emissions from oil and gas activity.

Interview with Alumna, Carmen Wright, Ph.D.

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Interview with Alumna, Carmen Wright, Ph.D. The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with an inspirational alumna, Dr. Carmen Wright, the first black female Ph.D. ChE graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, it was a timely conversation about how Carmen has been the first of many throughout her life and encourages others to not let being the first at something ever deter you from reaching your goals. She also encourages others to let their idea of success evolve and change as life evolves, and to enjoy the journey rather than solely focusing on the end goal. 

Like Father, Like Daughter: Texas ChE Alumni Share Unique Legacy

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Like Father, Like Daughter: Texas ChE Alumni Share Unique Legacy Corrinne and her father, Craig, now share a unique experience that few father-daughter duos can tout: they are both graduates of the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

National Academy of Engineering Elects Alumna, Dr. Rachel Segalman

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National Academy of Engineering Elects Alumna, Dr. Rachel Segalman "Rachel has had a tremendous influence in the polymer research community, mentoring countless researchers who are now themselves leading and educating the next generation," said Dr. Delia Milliron, Chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

Recipient of James J. Morgan Early Career Award

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Recipient of James J. Morgan Early Career Award Join us in celebrating the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering's faculty, Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz, for receiving the American Chemical Society James J. Morgan Early Career Award.

5 Questions With New Chemical Engineering Chair Delia Milliron

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5 Questions With New Chemical Engineering Chair Delia Milliron Delia Milliron has been a part of innovation from almost every angle. But starting this week, Milliron embarks on a new challenge. She is the incoming chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, an interdisciplinary department that boasts undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top five in the U.S. She succeeds outgoing chair Thomas Truskett, who served in the role for eight years and brought outstanding vision and stability during his tenure.

Alumna Awarded Among Top Inventors in U.S.

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Alumna Awarded Among Top Inventors in U.S. Congratulations to Van N. Truskett, alumna of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, for being selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Revolutionizing Baby Bottles

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Revolutionizing Baby Bottles

People say that starting and growing a company is like giving birth and raising a child. For NwaBebé co-founders and Longhorns Texas ChE Associate Professor Lydia Contreras and Dara Chike-Obi (Law ’08, McCombs ’20) , entrepreneurship and motherhood are indeed inextricably tied. “The initial inspiration for NwaBebé was our journey into parenthood,” Chike-Obi says.

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Nicholas Peppas to Receive Prestigious Oesper Award for Contributions to Chemistry

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Nicholas Peppas to Receive Prestigious Oesper Award for Contributions to Chemistry

Nicholas Peppas has been honored with the 2020 Oesper Award from the University of Cincinnati’s Chemistry Department and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to science.

Peppas holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering. He is a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, … Read the rest »

New Faculty Members

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New Faculty Members We're pleased to announce that an esteemed group of new educators will be joining our department this academic year.