Posts Tagged ‘Cockrell School of Engineering’

Shivani Shah, Henykumari Patel win Student Writing Flag Award

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Shivani Shah, Henykumari Patel win Student Writing Flag Award

Henykumari Patel (left) and Shivani Shah (right).

This spring, the School of Undergraduate Studies honored outstanding student papers written within the last year during its second Writing Flag Awards. Texas ChE students, Shivani Shah and Henykumari Patel, won first place in the collaborative paper category. Their paper, Ethical Analysis and Report of the Blue Read the rest »

New Sustainable Production Method Could Advance Plastics and Pharmaceuticals

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New Sustainable Production Method Could Advance Plastics and Pharmaceuticals

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale, as described this week in Proceedings Read the rest »

New Lithium Collection Method Could Boost Global Supply

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New Lithium Collection Method Could Boost Global Supply Global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled, but a University of Texas at Austin professor and his research team may have a solution.

Peppas Elected as Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering

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Peppas Elected as Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering

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 elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Membership in the CAE is the highest engineering distinction in China, and … Read the rest »

Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research

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Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research The Center aims to discover new types of materials for use in many applications including energy storage, medical devices and more.

Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

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Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels The project could secure U.S. energy independence, lower energy costs and provide a lower carbon footprint to a future sustainable energy economy.

Don Paul’s 50 Years Symposium & Celebration

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Don Paul’s 50 Years Symposium & Celebration Texas ChE celebrates Dr. Donald R. Paul and his 50 years of leadership, contributions to engineering and impact on the global scientific community.

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 »

Science Review: Maximizing the Right Stuff by Benny Freeman

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Science Review: Maximizing the Right Stuff by Benny Freeman

The trade-off between membrane permeability and selectivity

Current studies on membrane permeability and selectivity show that improvements in the field could positively impact water filtration, treatment of waste products from fracking, and even climate change. But what challenges do engineers face when it comes to membranes? And what needs to be considered to make strides Read the rest »

Willson Receives the Billy & Claude R. Hocott Research Award

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