Recent Awards

Nicholas Peppas Named A Highly Cited Researcher

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Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, has been included in the 2014 Thomas Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers.

This list recognizes many of the world’s leading scientific minds and is comprised of more than 3,200 researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. Peppas was one of seven … Read the rest »

Lydia Contreras Receives Norman Hackerman Award for Biosensor Research

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Lydia Contreras, assistant professor and the Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a Norman Hackerman Award for her work to develop biosensors to monitor effects of environmental pollutants.

The annual award recognizes early-career researchers who have expanded the field and comes with a $100,000 prize. The highly competitive honor is named … Read the rest »

Nicholas Peppas Wins 2014 Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering

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Professor Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to win the 2014 Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering from the Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering Department “Giulio Natta” (CMIC) of the Politecnico Di Milano.

The Giulio Natta Medal is given in … Read the rest »

Professor Emeritus Jim Stice Receives ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award

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Jim Stice, the Bob R. Dorsey Professor Emeritus in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his dedicated work to improve teaching effectiveness.

The annual award recognizes individuals for sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and engineering technology.

Stice, … Read the rest »

Grad Student Krystian Perez Wins Energy Research Fellowship

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Graduate Student Krystian Perez (Edgar Group) won first place in the Pike Powers Energy Research Fellowship Awards at the International WikiEnergy Data Conference hosted by Pecan Street Inc. at UT Austin June 3-4, 2014.

“We put our groundbreaking energy research dataset in the hands of the world’s best researchers, and they truly delivered,” said Pecan Street Inc. … Read the rest »

Hal Alper Receives Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award

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Hal Alper, assistant professor and Fellow of the Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship, has been selected by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to receive the Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering.

The award recognizes original and creative research accomplishments by a young investigator in the field of metabolic engineering, … Read the rest »

Top Presenters Announced For Grad Student Seminar Series

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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
Nathan Fine
(Rochelle Group)
Nitrosamines in Amine Scrubbing

Nathan’s research focuses on the environmental impact of nitrosamines, known carcinogens, on the amine scrubbing process for carbon capture.

Josh Laber (Maynard Group)… Read the rest »

Janet H. Lowe Honored As Cockrell School Distinguished Alumni

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Engineer-turned-entrepreneur Janet H. Lowe, B.S. ChE ‘79, was recently named a Distinguished Alumni by the Cockrell School of Engineering at spring commencement.

Lowe, co-founder and principal of consulting company LTI LLC, was one of six alumni selected to receive a 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. Established in 1957, the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award recognizes … Read the rest »

Chris Ellison Wins AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award

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Chris Ellison, assistant professor, Frank A. Liddell, Jr. Centennial Fellow, and William H. Tonn Professorial Fellow in Chemical Engineering, has been selected for the 2014 Owens Corning Early Career Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

The award, presented annually by AIChE’s Materials, Engineering, & Sciences Division, recognizes outstanding independent contributions to … Read the rest »

Michael Baldea Wins Grand Challenge Award

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Assistant Professor Michael Baldea has received a W. A. “Tex” Moncrief Grand Challenge Award for his research addressing some of society’s biggest challenges using computational engineering and science.

Baldea was one of four recipients this year alongside Tan Bui-Thanh, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics; Thomas J. R. Hughes, professor of aerospace engineering … Read the rest »