Graduate student Yongjin Lee has been awarded the Donald D. Harrington Dissertation Fellowship, the highest award that can be made to a continuing student at The University of Texas at Austin.
Graduate student Meghali Chopra recently received the 2013 Jeff Byers Memorial Graduate Award in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering awarded by the Cockrell School of Engineering.
The award recognizes a graduate student in chemistry or chemical engineering who exhibits academic excellence, integrity, a collaborative spirit, compassion towards others, and who passionately contributes to the advancement of peers … Read the rest »
The competition, part of the Process Design and Operations course known as plant design, had 27 teams presenting their own ethylene manufacturing process design with a full economic analysis. Teams … Read the rest »
Dana Sellers, B.S. ChE ’75, has been awarded a Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award (DEG) by the Cockrell School of Engineering-the highest honor bestowed by the college to alumni.
The award is part of the annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards presented every spring commencement. It recognizes highly respected professionals, dedicated engineers and supporters of higher education. … Read the rest »
Seniors Ashty Karim and Leon Dean received George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence given by the University Co-operative Society. The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering was the only department to produce two winners.
The awards celebrate University of Texas at Austin students with exemplary academic records who have made an extraordinary contribution to their … Read the rest »
The department is pleased to announce winners of the spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition:
Annie Pan (Alper Group)
Itaconic Acid Production in S. Cerevisiae
Annie works with biological systems to produce biomolecular monomers used in the plastics industry-she engineers microorganisms to make plastic monomers as a biomolecular byproduct. Biomolecular monomers … Read the rest »
Graduate student Yongjin Lee has received a Joseph W. Richards Summer Fellowship from The Electrochemical Society (ECS). Lee is one of only five researchers selected worldwide for this prestigious award.
Lee works in the area of renewable energy technologies under Professor Gyeong Hwang. He develops and utilizes computational tools to test and identify high-performance thermoelectric (TE) materials. TE … Read the rest »
Graduate student Jennifer Knipe has been awarded a Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award, a $15,000 merit-based award for women from the United States and Canada pursuing doctoral degrees.
Recipients are considered to have the potential to make significant contributions to their field, and were chosen based on research descriptions, faculty recommendations, past awards … Read the rest »
Numerous academic and industry members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) gathered Monday evening at the Spring Meeting in San Antonio, Texas to honor the lifelong achievements and contributions of Professor John J. McKetta Jr., whose career has touched the lives of thousands of engineers.
McKetta served as AIChE president in 1962, is … Read the rest »
The department is pleased to announce top presenters for this year’s Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:
Jackson Stolle (Korgel Lab)
Photonic Curing of CuInSe2 Nanocrystals for Inexpensive Solar Cells
Jackson’s research uses semiconductor nanocrystal “solar inks” and low-temperature processing to fabricate inexpensive, highly-efficient … Read the rest »