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, 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 »
A new study led by Hal Alper, assistant professor and Fellow of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship, along with a team of graduate and undergraduate students was recently published on advances in efficient conversion of renewable plant material into fuels and chemicals.
Senior Anny Pan recently won first place in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology division Poster Session at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Anny’s poster, “Metabolic Engineering of the Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, for Itaconic Acid Production,” describes metabolic engineering efforts to produce a monomer, itaconic acid, from sugar using Baker’s yeast.… Read the rest »
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 »
Kelsey Evans, executive director of development with the Cockrell School of Engineering, will join the College of Natural Sciences as assistant dean for development effective November 11, 2013. In Kelsey’s new position, she will serve as natural science’s Chief External Relations Officer responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for development operations, alumni relations, and the Advisory Council.
Kelsey has … Read the rest »
More than 300 ChE students, alumni and friends tailgated with beloved Professor Emeritus John McKetta on the front lawn of the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Building Saturday, September 21 before the Texas vs. Kansas State football game.
Slow-smoked barbeque was served with cold drinks and several tailgaters proudly put their horns up to pose for … Read the rest »
Alumnus Dennis Griffith, B.S. ChE ‘70, has been elected treasurer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). As treasurer, he will be responsible for the overall financial health of AIChE and will monitor, review and report the organization’s financial activities.
Dennis is a Fellow of AIChE and a senior project manager at … Read the rest »