Recent Awards

Graduate Student Receives Electrochemical Society Summer Fellowship

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Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

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Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

Top presenting teams have been announced for the Senior Plant Design Competition in partnership with Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA (INEOS).

The event, part of the Process Design and Operations course known as “plant design”, had 19 teams presenting design solutions to tackle a real-world engineering challenge put forward by INEOS representatives.

This … Read the rest »

Gary Rochelle Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Carbon Capture

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Maeve Cooney Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Maeve Cooney Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award

Administrative assistant Maeve Cooney has been announced as a recipient of a ChE Staff Spotlight Award for her exceptional dedication to her position and the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

Maeve is recognized for outstanding management of the administrative responsibilities for Dr. Rochelle’s research group, which include, but are not limited to, editing research publications, … Read the rest »

Eddie Ibarra Retires After 28 Years of Service

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Eddie Ibarra Retires After 28 Years of Service

Eddie Ibarra, senior procurement officer, has retired after 28 years of service with the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering. Over the years, Ibarra has served as the department office assistant, stores clerk and as senior procurement officer.

Before beginning his career at The University of Texas at Austin in 1987, Ibarra worked as an English lab assistant … Read the rest »

Top Presenters Announced for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Seminar Series

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Top Presenters Announced for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Seminar Series

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:

Top Presenter
Ben Wendel (Georgiou Group)
A System Immunology Approach to the Development of Natural Immunity to Malaria

Ben’s research explores the progression of the immune system with age with … Read the rest »

Chris Ellison Selected for China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

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Nicholas Peppas Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Patras

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Nicholas Peppas Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Patras

Nicholas A. Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacy at UT Austin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Patras in Patras, Greece.

He was awarded the doctorate from the university’s Chemical Engineering Department, the top chemical engineering department in … Read the rest »

Sai Gourisankar Wins Cockrell School’s Outstanding Scholar-Leader Award

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Sai Gourisankar Wins Cockrell School’s Outstanding Scholar-Leader Award

Graduating senior Sai Gourisankar was recently selected for the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Outstanding Scholar-Leader Award.

The semesterly award is presented during the Cockrell School’s commencement ceremony to stellar students who have maintained at least a 3.8 GPA in-residence and completed at least 60 credit hours at The University of Texas at Austin.

Sai, a … Read the rest »

Hanbi Liu Receives Rase Brothers Award

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Hanbi Liu Receives Rase Brothers Award

Hanbi Liu has been awarded the Rase Brothers Award by the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

The award recognizes the graduating senior with the highest GPA who started as a freshman and finished the program in four academic years.

Hanbi performed research in the lab of Professor Gary Rochelle studying the relationship between amine structure … Read the rest »