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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.

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 »

Jim Chelikowsky Recognized for Contributions in Electronic Materials

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Jim Chelikowsky Recognized for Contributions in Electronic Materials

Professor Jim Chelikowsky has been awarded The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society’s (TMS) John Bardeen Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and are leaders in the field of electronic materials.

Throughout his 50-year career, Chelikowsky’s focus has been studying electronic materials such as silicon across all length scales. Silicon semiconductors make … Read the rest »

Changing the World While Changing Diapers

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Changing the World While Changing Diapers Feature about Texas ChE alum Ru Schaefferkoetter and her husband Peter—a Texas ASE/EM alum—and how their Longhorn experience inspired them to establish a scholarship to help students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Why Where You Live Can Impact Lung Health

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Why Where You Live Can Impact Lung Health Poor air quality where you live can increase risk for lung-related diseases like asthma and COPD, but Texas ChE research indicates it can even increase risk for obesity.

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Receives AIChE’s Environmental Division Early Career Award

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Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Receives AIChE’s Environmental Division Early Career Award

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, assistant professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the 2020 Environmental Division Early Career Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.

Hildebrandt Ruiz’s research focuses on atmospheric chemistry and the effects of physical and chemical processing of pollutants on human exposure in indoor and outdoor environments. … Read the rest »

Delia Milliron Named Next Chair

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Delia Milliron Named Next Chair Cockrell School Dean Sharon Wood has named distinguished researcher and professor Delia Milliron as the next Texas ChE chair. Milliron will succeed current Chair Thomas Truskett on January 16, 2021.