Recent Awards

Dr. Grant Willson Receives ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry

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Vikas Reddy Voggu Wins Paper of the Year

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Alon Kirschner and Shichao He Named TAs of the Year

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Alon Kirschner and Shichao He Named TAs of the Year

Alon Kirschner and Shichao He have been named the TAs of the Year for their work in ChE 317 Intro to Chemical Engineering Analysis and ChE 253M Measurement, Control and Data Analysis Lab, respectively.

Both Kirschner and He will each be awarded the Paige H. and J. Jeff Weidner Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Chemical Engineering … Read the rest »

Alum Scheuerle and Liechty Make AIChE’s 35 Under 35 List

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Alum Scheuerle and Liechty Make AIChE’s 35 Under 35 List

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) along with the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) has established the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award, recognizing 35 outstanding young professional AIChE members that have made significant contributions to the institute and to the chemical engineering profession.

Two Texas ChE alumni are included in the prestigious list … Read the rest »

Masahiro Ward Named 2017 Senior Class Gift Award Winner

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Masahiro Ward Named 2017 Senior Class Gift Award Winner

The second award from the Texas ChE Senior Class Gift Endowment has been presented to senior Masahiro Ward for his outstanding accomplishments as a class tutor for CHE 319 Transport Phenomena.

The Senior Class Gift was started in 2013 by six chemical engineering seniors who pledged $5,000 over five years to seed an endowment to … Read the rest »

Six Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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Six Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Six students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows. The Cockrell School of Engineering has a total of 21 NSF Graduate Research Fellows this year, more than any other college within the university.

NSF chose 2,000 individuals from over 13,000 applicants as this … Read the rest »

Baldea to Receive AIChE CAST Division 2017 Outstanding Young Researcher Award

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Baldea to Receive AIChE CAST Division 2017 Outstanding Young Researcher Award

The Computing and Systems Technology Division (CAST) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced Dr. Michael Baldea as the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA).

Baldea was recognized for “fundamental contributions and practical applications in the analysis, design and control of integrated and intensified processes, and … Read the rest »

Lizzie Miller Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Lizzie Miller Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Lizzie Miller has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award. Lizzie joined the department in 2007 and has played an essential role in helping us to achieve excellence in our research and teaching missions. She is currently a senior administrative associate to Drs. George Georgiou and Adam Heller.

Lizzie’s dedication, thoughtfulness and problem-solving capabilities … Read the rest »

2017 Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

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2017 Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

The top presenting teams have been announced for the Senior Plant Design Competition in partnership with INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (INEOS). The winning team includes seniors Marco Heredia, Lindsay Johnson and Fizza Rizvi.

The event, part of the Process Design and Operations course known as “plant design”, had 21 teams presenting design … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters

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Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters

The department is pleased to announce the top presenters for this year’s Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:

Top Presenter

James Wagner (Alper Group)
High throughput microfluidic droplet screening for enhancing the production of secreted biomolecules

James’ research focuses on the development and application of high … Read the rest »