Thomas Truskett Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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Special Blog Post by Tom Truskett

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Special Blog Post by Tom Truskett: Building a Culture of Discovery and Innovation

Prof. Tom Truskett recently contributed to a special blog series for The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST). The series highlights O’Donnell Award recipients.

TAMEST named Truskett the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award recipient in engineering for 2014.He was recognized … Read the rest »

Happy Holidays

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We'd like to share some of our top achievements from 2014 and wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year by singing the "Eyes of Texas".

Meet New Faculty Members Keith Keitz and Nate Lynd

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Ben (Keith) Keitz
Assistant Professor

Ben Keitz officially joins the department this summer from UC Berkeley, where he is currently a postdoctoral fellow. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering at UT Austin and a Ph.D. in chemistry at Caltech.

What is the primary goal of your research and how is it impacting/benefitting society?Read the rest »

Department Partners with Industry to Promote Safety Culture

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The department has teamed up with key industry partners to roll out new initiatives to share best practices and keep safety at the forefront of day-to-day operations. The partnership has established lab safety visits and increased safety seminars.

“The primary objective is to raise awareness and foster a safety culture,” said Gary Rochelle, chemical … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Student Hanbi Liu Wins AIChE Separations Poster Competition

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Hanbi Liu, senior undergraduate student, recently won first place in the Division 1 Separations Poster Competition at the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Liu’s poster, entitled, “Oxidative Degradation of Aqueous Amine Solvents for CO₂ Capture”, presents her research in Professor Gary Rochelle’s lab, studying the relationship between amine structure … Read the rest »

Keith Friedman Promoted to Senior Lecturer

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Lecturer Keith Friedman has been promoted to senior lecturer effective September 1, 2015.

Since joining the department in 2007, Freidman has made practical and pedagogical improvements to experiments and online content for required undergraduate teaching labs. He has improved safety training and specific safety procedures for laboratories, provided excellent teaching, and served on key curricular … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Alex Prybutok’s Whooping Cough Vaccine Poster Places Second At AIChE

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Undergraduate Alex Prybutok won second place in the Division of Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology Poster Competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Alex’s winning poster featured research she is conducting in Dr. Jennifer Maynard’s labto improve therapeutics to fight pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough. Each year … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Research Poster Competition Winners

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The department is pleased to announce winners of the fall 2014 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition: Bijal Patel, Paxton Thedford and Alexander Schmitz.

Nicholas Peppas Inducted Into Prestigious National Academy of Inventors

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Nicholas Peppas, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to renowned academic inventors who have demonstrated … Read the rest »