Posts Tagged ‘McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering’

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.

The Class of 2018: Where are they headed?

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The Class of 2018: Where are they headed? A few of our graduates reflect on their experiences at Texas ChE and tell us their plans for the future.

Shell supports student learning through process safety course

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Shell supports student learning through process safety course This spring, Shell partnered with the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering to deliver an updated section of CHE 364S Chemical Process Safety.

Travis Dong Named 2018 Senior Class Gift Award Winner

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Travis Dong Named 2018 Senior Class Gift Award Winner The third award from the Texas ChE Senior Class Gift Endowment has been presented to senior Ziyue (Travis) Dong for his outstanding accomplishments as a class tutor.

2018 Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters

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2018 Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters

 

 

Left to Right: Mike Lucas, Alysha Helenic, Gosia Chwatko

 

The department is pleased to announce the top presenters for the 2018 Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:

TOP PRESENTER

Mike Lucas (Keitz Group)
Influence of Exogenous Materials on the Nucleation of Amyloid-Beta

Mike’s … Read the rest »

Eight Texas ChE students named NSF Fellows

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Eight Texas ChE students named NSF Fellows

Eight students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows. The Cockrell School of Engineering has a total of 15 NSF Graduate Research Fellows this year, more than any other college within the university. This year, NSF received over 12,000 applications and made 2,000 … Read the rest »

2018 Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

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2018 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). As part of the Process Design and Operations course, known as “plant design,” 19 teams representing 74 students presented design solutions to tackle a real-world engineering challenge put forward by … Read the rest »

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 »