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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.

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.

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.

Novel Hydrogel Platform Enables On-demand Bioproduction

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Novel Hydrogel Platform Enables On-demand Bioproduction Texas ChE researchers publish a paper showcasing a hydrogel platform that could make it easier to access medicines in areas where pharmacies, doctor's offices or refrigeration are scarce.

Lydia Contreras Awarded the American Chemical Society’s Biotechnology Division Young Investigator Award

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Lydia Contreras Awarded the American Chemical Society’s Biotechnology Division Young Investigator Award

The American Chemical Society’s Biotechnology Division (ACS BIOT) has selected Lydia Contreras, associate professor and Laurence E. McMakin, Jr. Centennial Fellow in Chemical Engineering, for their 2020 Young Investigator Award.

The award recognizes an outstanding contributor, 40 years of age or younger, to the field of biochemical technology. Contreras studies the fundamental … Read the rest »

Grant Willson Wins Engineering’s Highest Honor

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Grant Willson Wins Engineering’s Highest Honor The National Academy of Engineering is honoring Willson for developing semiconductor materials used to manufacture microprocessors and memory chips for personal computers, mobile phones and motor vehicles.

Top 10 List

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Top 10 List A holiday tradition, we invite you to celebrate Texas ChE's Top 10 achievements and highlights from the 2010s.

Nicholas Peppas Honored for Mentorship of Generations of Graduate Students

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Nicholas Peppas Honored for Mentorship of Generations of Graduate Students

Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pediatrics, surgery and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been awarded the Sigma Xi Monie A. Ferst Award sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology Sigma Xi Chapter.

The chapter honored him for his contributions … Read the rest »