Posts Tagged ‘McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering’

Staff Spotlight Award

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Staff Spotlight Award We’re pleased to recognize our front-line staff who’ve continued to work on campus to keep the department running during COVID19.

Nicholas Peppas to Receive Prestigious Oesper Award for Contributions to Chemistry

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Nicholas Peppas to Receive Prestigious Oesper Award for Contributions to Chemistry

Nicholas Peppas has been honored with the 2020 Oesper Award from the University of Cincinnati’s Chemistry Department and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to science.

Peppas holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering. He is a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, … Read the rest »

New Faculty Members

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New Faculty Members We're pleased to announce that an esteemed group of new educators will be joining our department this academic year.

Jim Chelikowsky Recognized for Contributions in Electronic Materials

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Jim Chelikowsky Recognized for Contributions in Electronic Materials

Professor Jim Chelikowsky has been awarded The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society’s (TMS) John Bardeen Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and are leaders in the field of electronic materials.

Throughout his 50-year career, Chelikowsky’s focus has been studying electronic materials such as silicon across all length scales. Silicon semiconductors make … Read the rest »

Delia Milliron Named Next Chair

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Delia Milliron Named Next Chair Cockrell School Dean Sharon Wood has named distinguished researcher and professor Delia Milliron as the next Texas ChE chair. Milliron will succeed current Chair Thomas Truskett on January 16, 2021.

Top 10 List

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Top 10 List A holiday tradition, we invite you to celebrate Texas ChE's Top 10 achievements and highlights from the 2010s.

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 »

Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

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Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

John J. McKetta Jr., professor emeritus and dean emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and namesake to the chemical engineering department in the Cockrell School of Engineering, died Tuesday, January 15 at age 103. Calling UT Austin home for more than 70 years, McKetta is known throughout the university community as one of … Read the rest »

Better Water Purification Methods Are Aim of New Research Center

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Better Water Purification Methods Are Aim of New Research Center A new cross-disciplinary, multi-university center led by Benny Freeman and other Texas engineers aims to address basic knowledge gaps in the development of next-gen water purification technologies.

Hal Alper receives AIChE’s Allan P. Colburn award

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Hal Alper receives AIChE’s Allan P. Colburn award Alper was nominated and selected for his seminal contributions in the field of biochemical engineering.