Recent Awards

Catherine Masoud, Bill Wheatle Named TAs of the Year; Joe Costandy Wins Paper of the Year

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Catherine Masoud, Bill Wheatle Named TAs of the Year; Joe Costandy Wins Paper of the Year

Catherine Masoud and Bill Wheatle have jointly won TA of the Year and will each be awarded the Paige H. and J. Jeff Weidner Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Chemical Engineering for their outstanding work in the past year.

Catherine was the TA for CHE 348, Numerical Methods with Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz for both Fall … Read the rest »

Nicholas Peppas Elected To Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Nicholas Peppas Elected To Canadian Academy of Engineering Nicholas Peppas elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Excellence in Education

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Excellence in Education

The end of the academic school year is an opportunity to celebrate the best-of-the-best when it comes to educators and tutors. In May, the department recognized two outstanding teachers and one teaching assistant.

The TEAChE Award was established to recognize and honor ongoing excellence in undergraduate teaching in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.  The … Read the rest »

Seven Students from Texas ChE Accept NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Seven Students from Texas ChE Accept NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Seven students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering – four undergraduates and three grad students — have accepted the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

This fellowship is the oldest and one of the most prestigious and competitive programs of its kind. NSF recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, … 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.

Hal Alper Elected to National Academy of Inventors

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Hal Alper Elected to National Academy of Inventors Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering has been selected as a fellow in the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018.

Nicholas Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

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Nicholas Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award Nicholas Peppas has been named the 2018 American Assoc. of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Distinguished Award winner for his work in protein and drug transport. 

Nicholas Peppas Honored by National Academy of Medicine for Outstanding Service

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Nicholas Peppas Honored by National Academy of Medicine for Outstanding Service Nicholas Peppas has received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Peppas is the first engineer to receive this award, which is one of three prestigious medals that NAM awards to its members.

Gang Fan and Christopher Dundas Win Paper of the Year

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Gang Fan and Christopher Dundas Win Paper of the Year Gang Fan and Christopher Dundas have been awarded the 2018 Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award and the Dr. Robert Schechter Endowed Excellence Fund in Chemical Engineering  for their paper entitled "S. oneidensis as a Living Electrode for Controlled Radical Polymerization," published in PNAS.

Seema Irani and Henry Pan Named TAs of the Year

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Seema Irani and Henry Pan Named TAs of the Year

Seema Irani and Henry Pan have been named the TAs of the Year for their work in ChE 264 Chemical Engineering Process and Projects Laboratory and ChE 253M Measurement, Control and Data Analysis Lab, respectively.

Seema and Henry will each be awarded the Paige H. and J. Jeff Weidner Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Chemical Engineering,

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