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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.

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.

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy is Safe, With 76% of Patients Improving

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COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy is Safe, With 76% of Patients Improving Texas ChE Research Associate Jason Lavinder made key contributions to the country’s first peer-reviewed study on a promising COVID-19 treatment.

Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected

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Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected Project Astra, led by Dave Allen, is launching novel technology to revolutionize how methane leaks are found across oil and gas sites to minimize releases into the atmosphere.

Students Step Up to Help COVID-19 Testing Companies

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Students Step Up to Help COVID-19 Testing Companies Students from Jennifer Maynard’s lab are transferring their skills and training from researching infectious disease therapies and vaccines towards helping produce and analyze COVID-19 tests.

Which Disinfectants And Masks Work Best Together

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Which Disinfectants And Masks Work Best Together Lea Hildebrant Ruiz is working on NSF funded research to study chemical reactions between disinfectants and masks when used together to fight COVID-19.

Ten Texas ChE Students Awarded NSF Fellowships

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Ten Texas ChE Students Awarded NSF Fellowships Seven graduate students and three undergraduates have received a prestigious NSF Fellowship to conduct world-changing research.

Powering the Future: New Lithium Extraction Technique

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Powering the Future: New Lithium Extraction Technique Benny Freeman is helping pioneer a new filtration technique to reduce the time it takes to extract lithium from the earth, which could vastly bolster the viability of electric vehicles.