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 »

Graduate Researchers Mentor High School Students In Drug Delivery Experiments

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Five science-minded high school students were mentored by chemical engineering and biomedical engineering graduate students this summer to learn about oral drug delivery research in a university lab setting.

Sofia Kennedy a senior at Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin and Kevin Lee, Frank Muehleman, Sam Norwood, and John Sullivan, all students at St. … Read the rest »

Texas Engineering Ranked Fifth in the World

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The engineering program at The University of Texas of Austin is the 5th best engineering program in the world, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. ARWU ranked UT Austin the 39th best university in the world and 28th best … Read the rest »

Texas Soft Matter Meeting Comes To Austin

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The third annual Texas Soft Matter Meeting is taking place at The University of Texas at Austin Friday, August 22, 2014 from 7am-5:30pm in the Norman Hackerman Building (room 1.720); registration is now open to the public and costs $18.00.

The goal of the Texas Soft Matter Meeting is to encourage collaboration among researchers from industry and academia … Read the rest »

George Georgiou Named Top 20 Translational Researcher

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Nature Biotechnology ranked George Georgiou, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, one of the world’s top 20 translational researchers in 2013.

Georgiou, a renowned biomedical engineer and molecular biologist, is a leading authority in the discovery, development and manufacturing of protein therapeutics. Nature Biotechnology recognized Georgiou for his … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Researchers Design Promising New Energy Storage Device

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While the sun and wind provide great alternative energies, the supplies can be highly variable when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, and there is no way to efficiently store the energy. Also consider the Achilles’ heel of electric vehicles: it can take hours to recharge them.

To solve these problems, researchers … Read the rest »

Nicholas Peppas Named A Highly Cited Researcher

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Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, has been included in the 2014 Thomas Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers.

This list recognizes many of the world’s leading scientific minds and is comprised of more than 3,200 researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. Peppas was one of seven … Read the rest »

Lydia Contreras Receives Norman Hackerman Award for Biosensor Research

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Lydia Contreras, assistant professor and the Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a Norman Hackerman Award for her work to develop biosensors to monitor effects of environmental pollutants.

The annual award recognizes early-career researchers who have expanded the field and comes with a $100,000 prize. The highly competitive honor is named … Read the rest »

Nicholas Peppas Wins 2014 Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering

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Professor Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to win the 2014 Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering from the Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering Department “Giulio Natta” (CMIC) of the Politecnico Di Milano.

The Giulio Natta Medal is given in … Read the rest »

Professor Emeritus Jim Stice Receives ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award

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Jim Stice, the Bob R. Dorsey Professor Emeritus in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his dedicated work to improve teaching effectiveness.

The annual award recognizes individuals for sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and engineering technology.

Stice, … Read the rest »