Posts Tagged ‘Texas ChE’

Gang Fan and Christopher Dundas Win Paper of the Year

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Gang Fan and Christopher Dundas Win Paper of the Year Gang Fan and Christopher Dundas have been awarded the 2018 Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award and the Dr. Robert Schechter Endowed Excellence Fund in Chemical Engineering  for their paper entitled "S. oneidensis as a Living Electrode for Controlled Radical Polymerization," published in PNAS.

New Cancer Treatment Uses Enzymes to Boost Immune System and Fight Back

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New Cancer Treatment Uses Enzymes to Boost Immune System and Fight Back

 

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy.

The enzyme, PEG-KYNase, does not directly kill cancer cells but instead empowers the immune system to eradicate unwanted cells on its own. PEG-KYNase is designed to degrade kynurenine, a metabolite produced by numerous tumors that … Read the rest »

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.

Courtney Hazlett Wins Staff Spotlight Award

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Courtney Hazlett Wins Staff Spotlight Award Courtney Hazlett, Administrative Associate, has been selected to receive the Summer 2018 Staff Spotlight Award.

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.

Possible Link Found Between Type 2 Diabetes and TiO2

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Possible Link Found Between Type 2 Diabetes and TiO2 A new pilot study led by Dr. Adam Heller finds a possible link between commonly-used titanium dioxide particles and Type 2 diabetes.

Texas ChE students, faculty and staff present at Exxon safety workshop

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Texas ChE students, faculty and staff present at Exxon safety workshop

ExxonMobil’s Baytown Technology and Engineering Center recently hosted 80 graduate students from six universities for its annual Partners in Academic Laboratory Safety (PALS) Workshop.  As part of the PALS workship, a Texas ChE panel comprised of four students, one faculty and one staff member, presented on the current lab safety protocols, seeking feedback to improve … Read the rest »

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 »