Associate professor Jennifer Maynard’s research group is working to develop a therapeutic vaccine to treat whooping cough—a highly contagious and dangerous disease that causes an estimated 294,000 deaths annually worldwide, primarily among young, unvaccinated children. Whooping cough is on the rise in the United States, and in Texas cases have increased 79 percent in … Read the rest »
Dyann holds B.S. in Business Administration from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and is currently the financial coordinator for the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University.
Special thanks to Eddie … Read the rest »
Light is used as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and drug delivery tool. Alumna Laura Suggs, B.S. ChE ‘93, and her team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin believe light can also be used to help answer biological questions about the effect of extracellular matrix stiffness in relation to the progression … Read the rest »
Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Cockrell School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of chemical engineering and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as the 2015 Kelly Lecture speaker at Purdue University.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Kelly Lectures, talks presented annually at Purdue’s School … Read the rest »
Alumnus and accomplished chemical engineer Michael Pishko has been appointed as dean of the University of Wyoming’s (UW) College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Pishko, also an experienced administrator, will begin his new post at UW March 1. He is currently the director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M University.
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ChE third-year Christy Nguyen was one of two undergraduate students selected to speak at Shell Oil Company’s recent annual campus visit hosted at the university’s Stark Center.
Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, is a long-time partner of The University of Texas at Austin and particularly the Cockrell School of Engineering.… Read the rest »
Keith Johnston has been awarded the 2015 Darsh Wasan Award from the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science for his outstanding contributions to the field.
Johnston’s expertise in colloid and interfacial science has lead to advances in nanotechnology for imaging and recovery of subsurface oil and gas, electrochemical energy storage, drug delivery and imaging of … Read the rest »
Thomas Truskett, department chair and the Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professor, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Nominated by their peers, Fellows represent the top two percent of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers leading medical discovery and innovation.
Truskett was recognized for … Read the rest »
Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
The Royal Society of Chemistry, founded in 1841, is the United … Read the rest »