Chelikowsky Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant To Find New Magnetic Materials

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Magnets are essential to modern technology. They serve to drive electric motors, encode data on computer hard drives, and enable MRI machines to image the insides of bodies.

But the powerful, permanent magnetics in most high-tech products are not the same magnets stuck on your fridge. They contain rare-earth metals, which help boost magnetic strength … Read the rest »

Ph.D. Candidate Cara Touretzky Awarded EPA’s STAR Fellowship

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Ph.D. candidate Cara Touretzky has been awarded a highly competitive Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further her work to improve energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings.

Touretzky was one of 105 recipients recognized nationwide for cutting-edge research in environmental science. She will receive research funding … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Zhenpeng Li Wins Third Place in P&G Poster Competition

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Finding A Better Way To Fight Whooping Cough

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Top Universities Worldwide

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The University of Texas at Austin has again been recognized as one of the best universities in the world, earning the No. 28 slot in the 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University rankings, which is considered one of the most authoritative assessments of universities.

Among public universities in the U.S., UT Austin ranked sixth … Read the rest »

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 »