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Alumnus Jim Rawlings Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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FDA Approves Hepatitis C Treatment Co-Invented by Texas ChE Ph.D. Student

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FDA Approves Hepatitis C Treatment Co-Invented by Texas ChE Ph.D. Student

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug product Zepatier for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 and 4 infections in adult patients. Texas ChE Ph.D. student Angela Wagner of Professor Nicholas Peppas’ research group was one of the team of eight researchers to co-invent and patent Zepatier.

Hepatitis … Read the rest »

Peppas Receives Courtesy Appointment in Dell Medical School

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Contreras And Eldridge Win 2015 TEAChE Awards

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Contreras And Eldridge Win 2015 TEAChE Awards

Drs. Lydia Contreras and Bruce Eldridge were announced as the winners of the 2015 TEAChE Awards during the 2015 Fall Graduation Lucheon. Both professors were selected through votes made by students who have graduated within the past two years.

The award, given every other year, was established in honor of three outstanding professors emeriti: Dr. … Read the rest »

Alumna Joan Brennecke Receives $2 Million DOE Grant to Study C02 Capture

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Alumna Joan Brennecke Receives $2 Million DOE Grant to Study C02 Capture

Alumna Joan Brennecke (B.S. ’84), the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for research that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy.

Brennecke received the grant from the DOE’s Office of … Read the rest »

Kate Baird wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

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Kate Baird wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award

Kate Baird, graduate program coordinator, received the 2015 Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Annual Holiday Banquet, Dec. 21.

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 … Read the rest »

Hal Alper Receives Young Investigator Award from ACS Biochemical Technology Division

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Hal Alper Receives Young Investigator Award from ACS Biochemical Technology Division

Associate Professor Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Biochemical Technology.

The prestigious annual award, which is sponsored by Genentech, Inc., recognizes one outstanding contributor, under 40 years of age, to the field of biochemical technology. Alper is being … Read the rest »

Georgiou Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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Georgiou Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Texas ChE professor George Georgiou, the Laura Jennings Turner Chair in Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI fellow status is a “professional distinction given to renowned academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made … Read the rest »

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition Winners

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Fall 2015 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition Winners

The department is pleased to announce winners of the fall 2015 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition:

First Place

Nayan Mukherjee (Johnston Group)
Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery
$100 prize

Nayan’s research focuses on studying the interfacial chemistry of surfactants used to generate foams for Enhanced Oil Recovery. The goals are to increase the volume Read the rest »

Alumna Van Truskett Wins Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award

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Alumna Van Truskett Wins Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) has named alumna Van Truskett (B.S. ‘96) as a 2016 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award recipient.

The Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards recognize rising Texas researchers who are addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets … Read the rest »