Recent Awards

Nicholas Peppas Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

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Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Cockrell School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of chemical engineering and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as the 2015 Kelly Lecture speaker at Purdue University.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Kelly Lectures, talks presented annually at Purdue’s School … Read the rest »

Alumnus Michael Pishko Named Engineering Dean at the University of Wyoming

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Alumnus and accomplished chemical engineer Michael Pishko has been appointed as dean of the University of Wyoming’s (UW) College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Pishko, also an experienced administrator, will begin his new post at UW March 1. He is currently the director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M University.

“We’re … Read the rest »

Emmalie Berkovsky Receives Rising Star Award

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Emmalie Berkovsky, a second-year undergraduate student, recently received a Rising Star Award from the Cockrell School’s Women in Engineering Program (WEP).

Rising Star Awards recognize outstanding first-and second-year engineering students for academic excellence, involvement in WEP initiatives, leadership, mentorship and volunteer experiences.

Emmalie conducts undergraduate research in assistant professor Lydia Contreras’ lab, … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Christy Nguyen Speaks at Annual Shell Visit

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ChE third-year Christy Nguyen was one of two undergraduate students selected to speak at Shell Oil Company’s recent annual campus visit hosted at the university’s Stark Center.

Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, is a long-time partner of The University of Texas at Austin and particularly the Cockrell School of Engineering.… Read the rest »

Keith Johnston Honored by Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

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Keith Johnston has been awarded the 2015 Darsh Wasan Award from the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science for his outstanding contributions to the field.

Johnston’s expertise in colloid and interfacial science has lead to advances in nanotechnology for imaging and recovery of subsurface oil and gas, electrochemical energy storage, drug delivery and imaging of … Read the rest »

Thomas Truskett Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

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Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

The Royal Society of Chemistry, founded in 1841, is the United … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Student Hanbi Liu Wins AIChE Separations Poster Competition

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Hanbi Liu, senior undergraduate student, recently won first place in the Division 1 Separations Poster Competition at the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Liu’s poster, entitled, “Oxidative Degradation of Aqueous Amine Solvents for CO₂ Capture”, presents her research in Professor Gary Rochelle’s lab, studying the relationship between amine structure … Read the rest »

Keith Friedman Promoted to Senior Lecturer

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Lecturer Keith Friedman has been promoted to senior lecturer effective September 1, 2015.

Since joining the department in 2007, Freidman has made practical and pedagogical improvements to experiments and online content for required undergraduate teaching labs. He has improved safety training and specific safety procedures for laboratories, provided excellent teaching, and served on key curricular … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Alex Prybutok’s Whooping Cough Vaccine Poster Places Second At AIChE

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Undergraduate Alex Prybutok won second place in the Division of Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology Poster Competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Alex’s winning poster featured research she is conducting in Dr. Jennifer Maynard’s labto improve therapeutics to fight pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough. Each year … Read the rest »