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Sophomore Allison Wagman Wins Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

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Sophomore Allison Wagman recently won first place in the Undergraduate Research Competition hosted by the Cockrell School’s Student Engineering Council.

Allison’s poster, “Yeast Promoter Mutations Modeled by Nucleosome Affinity”, showcased her research conducted alongside Professor Hal Alper to engineer yeast cells to create biofuels.

Her research works with yeast promoter mutations based on modeling of nucleosome affinity. A promoter is … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Wesley Cole Wins CAST Student Presentation Award

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Graduate student Wesley Cole won the recently announced Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Student Presentation Award for his presentation in the Modeling and Control of Energy Systems II Session at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Wesley’s presentation, ”Community-Scale Residential Air Conditioning Control for Effective Grid Management”, showcased research he has been conducting with Professor … Read the rest »

The Passing of Alum T. Brockett “Brock” Hudson

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The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering lost a dear friend recently with the passing of T. Brockett “Brock” Hudson, B.S. ChE ’47, M.S. ’49, on March 8, 2014.  Brock was the 1980 Distinguished Graduate for chemical engineering at UT Austin, a former department External Advisory Council member and founder of the T. Brockett Hudson Professorship … Read the rest »

Alum Jeetain Mittal Named 2014 Sloan Research Fellow

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Jeetain Mittal, Ph.D. ChE 2007, has been named a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry.

Mittal is one of 126 scholars in the United States and Canada to receive the award, which recognizes the most promising scientific researchers working today.  Recipients’ achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and place them … Read the rest »

Randy Rife Receives Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award

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Randy Rife, senior IT manager, received the 2013 Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Holiday Banquet.

The annual award recognizes excellent staff contributions and is named after former senior staff member Ruth Crawford who devoted 30 years of exemplary service to the department working for Professor Emeritus John J. … Read the rest »

Professor Doug Lloyd Retires

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After 33 years of teaching and service to the department, Professor Doug Lloyd retires to focus on playing his guitar, taking photographs, and traveling.

Using Yeast To Make Fuels And Chemicals

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Senior Anny Pan Wins AIChE Poster Award

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AIChE Interviews Brian Korgel About His Professional Progress Award

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AIChE talked with Brian Korgel about his Professional Progress Award lecture entitled “At Least 1,000X Thinner Than a Human Hair.” The presentation discussed how advances in nanomaterials synthesis and processing are creating new opportunities, as well as new challenges, for chemical engineers.  His talk also described what is unique about these “products of … Read the rest »

Meet The OXE Officers

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Find out more about the students leading Omega Chi Epsilon, the national chemical engineering honor society student chapter.