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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 »

Welch Foundation Contributes $2.5 Million for New Chemical Engineering Chair

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Welch Foundation Contributes $2.5 Million for New Chemical Engineering Chair Texas ChE celebrates the announcement of the Norbert Dittrich-Welch Chair in Chemical Engineering. This gift will support cutting-edge research addressing leading world challenges.

Cutting-Edge Research

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Cutting-Edge Research Explore diverse and innovative research areas, from biotech, nanotech, environmental engineering, process engineering, and more.

Engineering What’s in Our Water

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Engineering What’s in Our Water Benny Freeman's research group, M-WET, is engineering simple and affordable water filters that could be a game changer for global health, energy, and the environment.

Engineering the Doritos Locos Taco: How a Texas ChE Grad Changed Tacos Forever

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Engineering the Doritos Locos Taco: How a Texas ChE Grad Changed Tacos Forever

What may have once seemed like an unassuming item on a fast food chain’s menu, has now disrupted the fast food industry and possibly tacos as we know it forever. In 2012, Taco Bell launched Doritos Locos Tacos (DLT). In the first 10 weeks after the product’s launch, there were over 100 million DLTs sold. … Read the rest »

Marisa Meier wins Staff Spotlight Award

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Marisa Meier wins Staff Spotlight Award

Assistant Director for Alumni and Corporate Relations, Marisa Meier, has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award.

Marisa joined Texas ChE in September 2010 as the Communications Coordinator, and advanced to her current role in 2017. Her leadership and strong commitment to the department are illustrated in the numerous successful initiatives she has been … Read the rest »

Lydia Contreras Elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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Lydia Contreras Elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) elected Associate Professor Lydia Contreras to its prestigious College of Fellows at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 25.

The AIMBE is a nonprofit organization representing the most accomplished individuals in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Its College of Fellows is comprised of … Read the rest »

“Antibody-like” T Cell Receptors May Be New Potential Treatment for Cytomegalovirus (#CMV) and Brain Tumors

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“Antibody-like” T Cell Receptors May Be New Potential Treatment for Cytomegalovirus (#CMV) and Brain Tumors

Texas ChE Professor Jennifer Maynard and her research team have engineered “antibody-like” T cell receptors that can specifically stick to cells infected with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes lifelong infection in more than half of all adults by age 40. These receptors represent a new potential treatment option, could aid the development of Read the rest »

Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

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Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

John J. McKetta Jr., professor emeritus and dean emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and namesake to the chemical engineering department in the Cockrell School of Engineering, died Tuesday, January 15 at age 103. Calling UT Austin home for more than 70 years, McKetta is known throughout the university community as one of … Read the rest »

Top 10 Highlights of 2018

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Top 10 Highlights of 2018 An established tradition, we invite you to celebrate some of our top achievements and highlights from this year.