Recent Awards

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 »

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.