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Alumna Van Truskett Awarded the 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 awarded 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 commercialization of new … Read the rest »

Alumna Rebekah Scheuerle Recognized for Research Preventing HIV Transmission During Breastfeeding

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Rebekah Scheuerle (B.S. ChE ‘13), the newly elected President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars Council, has won a National Instruments (NI) Engineering Impact Award in the Biomedical category for her use of LabVIEW and NI DAQ hardware to verify devices that prevent HIV transmission between mother and child during breastfeeding.

According to the World Health … Read the rest »

UT Austin Ranks Among World’s Best in Scientific Productivity

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The Nature Index, a new ranking from the prestigious journal Nature, rates The University of Texas at Austin No. 26 among the world’s most productive scientific research institutions.

UT Austin ranks No. 15 among all U.S. universities and No. 7 among public universities.

The ranking, which includes nonacademic institutions, is based on research … Read the rest »

Alumnus Louis T. Pirkey Named Austin Bar Foundation Distinguished Lawyer

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Pioneering intellectual property attorney Louis T. Pirkey, B.S. ChE ‘60, has been selected as one of two recipients of the Austin Bar Foundation’s Distinguished Lawyer Award for 2015. The award is given annually to an Austin-area attorney in practice for more than 30 years in recognition of his or her significant contributions to the profession … Read the rest »

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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Happy 99th Birthday, Dr. McKetta!

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Prof. Emeritus John McKetta is turning 99! To mark the occasion, we invite alumni and friends to make a birthday gift in his honor to the Challenge for McKetta.

Remembering Robert S. Schechter

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The beloved professor emeritus taught engineering at UT Austin for 41 years.

Finding A Better Way To Fight Whooping Cough

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