Research Highlights

Research on Integrating the Operation of Chemical Processes with the Power Grid Receives DOE Funding

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Research on Integrating the Operation of Chemical Processes with the Power Grid Receives DOE Funding

Research conducted in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering to optimize chemical plant operations and reduce demand on the power grid recently received $360K in funding from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) within the United States Department of Energy.

The … Read the rest »

Regenerative Bandage Heals Diabetic Wounds Faster

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Regenerative Bandage Heals Diabetic Wounds Faster

Originally written and published by Amanda Morris for the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering.

At some point in their lives, 15 percent of people with diabetes will develop a painful and hard-to-treat foot ulcer. Twenty-four percent of those affected will require a lower-leg amputation because of it. And, in some instances, what seems … Read the rest »

UT Energy Institute Features Korgel’s Solar Cell Research

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UT Energy Institute Features Korgel’s Solar Cell Research

Originally published as an UT Energy Institute Research Spotlight By Gary Rasp.

The way McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Brian Korgel sees it, imparting knowledge to his students, while vitally important, is only one aspect of his job.

Perhaps even more valuable, Korgel says, is awakening students to the possibilities created for them through … Read the rest »

Low-Temp Production Could Mean Cheaper, Flexible Smart Windows

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Low-Temp Production Could Mean Cheaper, Flexible Smart Windows

Associate Professor Delia Milliron and a team of researchers in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when incorporated into windows, sunroofs, or even curved glass surfaces, will have the ability to control both heat and light from the sun. Their article about the new material will … Read the rest »

Texas ChE Provides Key Leadership for New Smart Manufacturing Institute

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Texas ChE Provides Key Leadership for New Smart Manufacturing Institute

Texas ChE Professor Tom Edgar’s leadership in clean energy research recently helped secure $140 million for a new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute that will improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing systems and deliver dramatic energy savings nationwide.

Edgar is a co-founder and the current treasurer of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), … Read the rest »

Student Helps Develop Method to Measure T-cell Effectiveness for Immunotherapy and Vaccines

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Student Helps Develop Method to Measure T-cell Effectiveness for Immunotherapy and Vaccines

Texas ChE graduate student Shuqi Zhang has worked with a team of researchers led by biomedical engineering Assistant Professor Jenny Jiang to develop a novel technique that can measure the effectiveness of T-cells, a type of immune cell programmed to fight or kill a threat. The technique could benefit immunotherapy and vaccine development, resulting in … Read the rest »

Gates Foundation Grant Jump-Starts Innovative Malaria Research at UT Austin

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Gates Foundation Grant Jump-Starts Innovative Malaria Research at UT Austin

A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, including McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering professor Jennifer Maynard, have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, a program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to pursue research aimed at improving … Read the rest »

Exploring Entrepreneurship

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Exploring Entrepreneurship Texas ChE rolled out a new entrepreneurship course this semester, learn more about it and the instructor alumnus and entrepreneur Michael Piana.

Alumna Caitlin Spofford Discusses Her Texas ChE Research Experience

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Anthrax Treatment Engineered by Texas ChE Researchers Gains FDA Approval

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Anthrax Treatment Engineered by Texas ChE Researchers Gains FDA Approval

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, including Texas ChE’s Dr. George Georgiou and Dr. Jennifer Maynard, successfully culminated years of work when a drug they engineered for the treatment and prevention of inhalational anthrax — the anthrax antitoxin obiltoxaximab — received approval March 21 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Part Read the rest »