Kelsey Evans, executive director of development with the Cockrell School of Engineering, will join the College of Natural Sciences as assistant dean for development effective November 11, 2013. In Kelsey’s new position, she will serve as natural science’s Chief External Relations Officer responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for development operations, alumni relations, and the Advisory Council.
Kelsey has … Read the rest »
More than 300 ChE students, alumni and friends tailgated with beloved Professor Emeritus John McKetta on the front lawn of the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Building Saturday, September 21 before the Texas vs. Kansas State football game.
Slow-smoked barbeque was served with cold drinks and several tailgaters proudly put their horns up to pose for … Read the rest »
Alumnus Dennis Griffith, B.S. ChE ‘70, has been elected treasurer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). As treasurer, he will be responsible for the overall financial health of AIChE and will monitor, review and report the organization’s financial activities.
Dennis is a Fellow of AIChE and a senior project manager at … Read the rest »
As the 2013 AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Award winner, Professor Nicholas Peppas will give a lecture at a dedicated plenary session Monday, November 4, 2013 at 3:15pm in the Continental 2 Room at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
Peppas’ presentation entitled, Emerging Frontiers in Rational Design and Application of Nanotechnology in Medicine … Read the rest »
Charles “David” Brandle Jr., who received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at UT Austin between 1963 and 1970, passed away September 2, 2013.
David grew up in Victoria, Texas and after two years at Victoria Junior College enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduating in 1963, David and his wife Patty … Read the rest »
Professor Nicholas Peppas has been selected for the 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Applied Polymer Science for his pioneering work on the development and implementation of polymer networks and hydrogels for biomedical applications.
Nicholas Peppas is the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, the … Read the rest »
Sharon L. Wood has been appointed interim dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering.
Wood, a structural engineer and chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, will assume her new role Oct. 1. She replaces Gregory L. Fenves, who will become the university’s new executive vice president and provost next month.… Read the rest »
Assistant Professor Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and her research team have joined forces with NASA and 30 other research groups to run an intense flight and ground-based air quality measurement campaign in Houston, Texas this September.
The campaign is part of a five-year, $30 million mission to improve the ability of satellites to monitor air quality … Read the rest »