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Tom Truskett Wins Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Impact Award

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Tom Truskett Wins Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Impact Award

Tom Truskett, professor and chairman of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, will be awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) Impact Award for his creative and pioneering work elucidating how nanoscale interfaces impact structure, dynamics, and self-assembly of complex fluids and biomolecular systems.… Read the rest »

Low-Temp Production Could Mean Cheaper, Flexible Smart Windows

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Low-Temp Production Could Mean Cheaper, Flexible Smart Windows

Associate Professor Delia Milliron and a team of researchers in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when incorporated into windows, sunroofs, or even curved glass surfaces, will have the ability to control both heat and light from the sun. Their article about the new material will … Read the rest »

Alum Elected Vice Chair of the BIOTEC Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

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Alum Elected Vice Chair of the BIOTEC Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Alumnus Tarik Khan (Ph.D. ’12) has been elected as the new vice chair of the Biotechnology Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). Khan is a former student of the Maynard Lab Group.

“This recognition by his fellow scientists is a testament to the his ongoing contributions and leadership in the pharmaceutical field,” … Read the rest »

Texas ChE Provides Key Leadership for New Smart Manufacturing Institute

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Texas ChE Provides Key Leadership for New Smart Manufacturing Institute

Texas ChE Professor Tom Edgar’s leadership in clean energy research recently helped secure $140 million for a new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute that will improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing systems and deliver dramatic energy savings nationwide.

Edgar is a co-founder and the current treasurer of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), … Read the rest »

Grad Student Wins Top Poster Award at International Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference

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Grad Student Wins Top Poster Award at International Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference

Kelly Markham, Texas ChE graduate student and member of the Alper research group, recently won a top poster award prize in the Student/ Young Investigator Poster Award Competition at the Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference in Kobe, Japan.

Markham’s poster, “Expanding the Substrate Range and Product Portfolio of Y. lipolytica through Metabolic Pathway Engineering and Synthetic … Read the rest »

Alumnus and biomedical pioneer David Hellums dies at 86

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Alumnus and biomedical pioneer David Hellums dies at 86

Alumnus David Hellums (B.S. ’50, M.S. ’58) recently passed away at the age of 86.

Born in Stamford Texas, Hellums earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1950 from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at UT Austin. He spent three years as a process engineer with Mobil Oil Co., another three years as a … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev wins NAMS Student Fellowship Award

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Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev wins NAMS Student Fellowship Award

Texas ChE graduate student Jovan Kamcev has been awarded one of three NAMS Student Fellowship Awards, the highest student award offered by the North American Membrane Society.

Kamcev, a member of the Freeman and Paul research group, received this recognition at the NAMS Annual Meeting held in Bellevue, Washington, May, 24.

“I am truly … Read the rest »

Don Paul Named Fellow of the North American Membrane Society

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Don Paul Named Fellow of the North American Membrane Society

Professor Donald R. Paul, the Ernest Cockrell Sr. Chair in Engineering, has been named one of the first Fellows of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS).

NAMS is the only professional society in North America that promotes all aspects of membrane science and technology. The organization inducted its inaugural class of Fellows at the … Read the rest »

Melinda Heidenreich Accepts Role as Texas ChE Executive Assistant

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Melinda Heidenreich Accepts Role as Texas ChE Executive Assistant

Melinda Heidenreich has accepted our offer to become the next executive assistant of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering. Her first day in this role will be Monday, July 11th.

Current Texas ChE executive assistant, Karen Eikner, will retire in August after 21 years of dedication to the university.

Heidenreich has more than … Read the rest »

The Class of 2016: Where are they headed?

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The Class of 2016: Where are they headed?

Congratulations to the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Class of 2016! 103 undergraduate and graduate students walked across the stage earning their diplomas on May 20. After a college career full of successes and accomplishments, these graduates are headed all over the world to put their degrees to the test. Here are the college experiences Read the rest »