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 »

Eddie Ibarra Wins Staff Spotlight Award

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Eddie Ibarra, senior procurement officer, has been awarded this semester’s Staff Spotlight Award.

Eddie is being recognized for his efforts to ensure that several large equipment orders were successfully completed—meeting all approval requirements in a timely manner at some of the busiest times of the year—while juggling the intensive day-to-day purchasing requests of faculty and

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Alumna Tricia Berry Featured For Engaging Young Women In STEM

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Tricia Berry, B.S. ChE ‘93 and director of the Cockrell School’s Women in Engineering Program, has been featured in a Q&A with Daily Edventures about getting young people – particularly girls – interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

The Daily Edventures blog, which highlights heroes in education, described Berry as a “one-woman … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Zhengwang He Receives Excellent Poster Award at ICOM

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Graduate student Zhengwang He was recently awarded the Excellent Poster Award by the 10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM) in Suzhou, China.

The award recognized 30 excellent poster presentations out of approximately 500 presentations. He’s poster was entitled, “Profiling fouling propensity in constant permeate flux crossflow microfiltration based on membrane-model foulant … Read the rest »

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 »