Recent Awards

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.

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.

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.

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 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 »