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Jennifer Maynard’s Work to Fight Whooping Cough Featured on National Public Radio

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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 Confer Joins Department as Financial Analyst

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Dyann Confer will be joining the staff of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering March 4 in the role of Financial Analyst.

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 »

Researchers Use Light to Understand Cancer Progression

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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 Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

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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 »

Examining Energy Issues and Innovations

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UT Energy Week looks at how top scientists are tackling society’s toughest energy issues right here on the Forty Acres. ChE prof. Tom Edgar makes opening remarks.

Alumnus Michael Pishko Named Engineering Dean at the University of Wyoming

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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.

“We’re … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Christy Nguyen Speaks at Annual Shell Visit

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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 Honored by Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

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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 Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

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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 »