Recent Awards

Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

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Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

The John Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine recently honored McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering professor Nicholas Peppas with the inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award, recognizing individuals whose work is at the intersection of nanotechnology and medicine and has profoundly impacted society and human health.

As part of the honor, Peppas delivered a talk at the Center … Read the rest »

Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in 2017 UT Energy Week Research Contest

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Grad Students Place 1st, 2nd in 2017 UT Energy Week Research Contest

Four Texas ChE graduate students placed among the top two in their respective categories at the 2017 UT Energy Week Student Research Contest, held Feb. 8 in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the UT Austin campus.

The research contest, hosted by the Longhorn Energy Club, was divided into four competition categories: environmental and … Read the rest »

Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

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Texas ChE Senior Wins Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award

Texas ChE senior Jade Jackson was recently selected to receive the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the student community at UT Austin.

Jackson is pursuing a dual-major in chemical engineering and chemistry, along with a minor in African and African diaspora studies. … Read the rest »

Freeman to Present Sir Jerry Price Lecture

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Freeman to Present Sir Jerry Price Lecture

Professor and Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Benny Freeman has recently been announced as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) 2017 Sir Jerry Price Lecture presenter.

The lecture series was established in 1990 in an effort to encourage the collaboration between industry, CSIRO and university scientists. Its namesake, Sir Jerry Price, was the … Read the rest »

DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

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DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute led by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will be the tenth member of the nation’s network of Manufacturing USA Institutes.

Texas ChE professor Dr. Thomas Edgar, a former … Read the rest »

Top 10 Highlights of 2016

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Shallaco McDonald wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

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Shallaco McDonald wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

Shallaco “Shak” McDonald, technical staff assistant, received the 2016 Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Annual Holiday Banquet, Dec. 10.

The annual award recognizes excellent staff contributions and is named after former senior staff member Ruth Crawford who devoted 30 years of exemplary service to the department working for … Read the rest »

Baldea Elected CAST Division Director

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Baldea Elected CAST Division Director

Dr. Michael Baldea has been elected a director of the Computing & Systems Technology Division (CAST) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Chartered in 1977, the CAST Division provides relevant programs for AIChE members who share interests in computing and systems technology, especially in the analysis, design, and control of process management systems. Division … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

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Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

Meghali Chopra, graduate student in Dr. Roger Bonnecaze’s lab group, won the 2016 Idea to Product (I2P) Competition for her presentation of the technology commercialization of the software tool RODEo – Recipe Optimization for Deposition and Etching.

The I2P Competition, founded and led by Dr. Steven Nichols and part of the Innovation Center at … Read the rest »

Contreras Wins 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award

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Contreras Wins 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award

Assistant Professor Lydia Contreras has won the 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award for her research in biotechnology, modeling and simulation. The award is presented by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering and recognizes a young member of the biotechnology/bioengineering academic community for commitment to the journal and … Read the rest »

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