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Finding A Better Way To Fight Whooping Cough

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National Academy of Engineering Honors Alumnus Bob Brown for Leadership

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Bob Brown, B.S. ChE ‘73, M.S. ChE ‘75, was recently awarded the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Simon Ramo Founders Award for leadership in chemical engineering research and engineering education. 

The award acknowledges outstanding professional, educational, and personal achievements to the benefit of society. Brown is being recognized for his “contributions to understanding of viscoelastic … Read the rest »

Leading Carbon Capture and Storage Conference

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The University of Texas at Austin will host the world’s leading conference on carbon capture and storage research, the 12th international Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies conference (GHGT-12), Oct. 5-9, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center.

The GHGT-12 conference, held every two years, brings together scientific, industrial and policy communities from all over the world … Read the rest »

Sai Gourisankar Awarded Astronaut Scholarship

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Sai P. Gourisankar, junior and undergraduate researcher in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

He is one of 28 students nationwide to receive the $10,000 scholarship, which is given to “outstanding students who exhibit motivation, imagination and exceptional performance in the fields of … Read the rest »

Five Great UT Ideas

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Chemical engineering professor Adam Heller’s glucose monitoring technology that led to the Freestyle Navigator™ system of Abbott Diabetes Care was recently featured on the UT Austin homepage as a great UT invention worth knowing about.

Heller’s work was highlighted alongside four other Longhorn inventions including a 3-D printing machine, a revolutionary lithium-ion rechargeable battery, a … Read the rest »

Cockrell School Welcomes New Faculty

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Delia Milliron officially joins the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering this semester as an associate professor and Fellow of the Henry Beckman Professorship.

Prior to coming to UT Austin, she was a member of the research staff at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, where she served as director of the Inorganic Nanostructures … Read the rest »

Eddie Ibarra Wins Staff Spotlight Award

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Eddie Ibarra, senior procurement officer, has been awarded this semester’s Staff Spotlight Award.

Eddie is being recognized for his efforts to ensure that several large equipment orders were successfully completed—meeting all approval requirements in a timely manner at some of the busiest times of the year—while juggling the intensive day-to-day purchasing requests of faculty and

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Alumna Tricia Berry Featured For Engaging Young Women In STEM

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Tricia Berry, B.S. ChE ‘93 and director of the Cockrell School’s Women in Engineering Program, has been featured in a Q&A with Daily Edventures about getting young people – particularly girls – interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

The Daily Edventures blog, which highlights heroes in education, described Berry as a “one-woman … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Zhengwang He Receives Excellent Poster Award at ICOM

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Graduate student Zhengwang He was recently awarded the Excellent Poster Award by the 10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM) in Suzhou, China.

The award recognized 30 excellent poster presentations out of approximately 500 presentations. He’s poster was entitled, “Profiling fouling propensity in constant permeate flux crossflow microfiltration based on membrane-model foulant … Read the rest »

Alumna Van Truskett Receives AIChE Industrial Research & Development Award

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Van N. Truskett, B.S. ChE ‘96 and jetting technology manager at Canon Nanotechnologies, Inc., has been selected to receive the 2014 Industrial Research & Development Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

The award honors individuals or teams working in industries served by chemical engineers for innovation that has resulted in the successful … Read the rest »