Recent Awards

Sophomore Allison Wagman Wins Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

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Sophomore Allison Wagman recently won first place in the Undergraduate Research Competition hosted by the Cockrell School’s Student Engineering Council.

Allison’s poster, “Yeast Promoter Mutations Modeled by Nucleosome Affinity”, showcased her research conducted alongside Professor Hal Alper to engineer yeast cells to create biofuels.

Her research works with yeast promoter mutations based on modeling of nucleosome affinity. A promoter is … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Wesley Cole Wins CAST Student Presentation Award

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Graduate student Wesley Cole won the recently announced Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Student Presentation Award for his presentation in the Modeling and Control of Energy Systems II Session at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Wesley’s presentation, ”Community-Scale Residential Air Conditioning Control for Effective Grid Management”, showcased research he has been conducting with Professor … Read the rest »

Alum Jeetain Mittal Named 2014 Sloan Research Fellow

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Jeetain Mittal, Ph.D. ChE 2007, has been named a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry.

Mittal is one of 126 scholars in the United States and Canada to receive the award, which recognizes the most promising scientific researchers working today.  Recipients’ achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and place them … Read the rest »

Edgar Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Four UT Austin professors were recently elected to the NAE, the most of any university nationwide this year.

Randy Rife Receives Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award

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Randy Rife, senior IT manager, received the 2013 Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Holiday Banquet.

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 Professor Emeritus John J. … Read the rest »

Senior Anny Pan Wins AIChE Poster Award

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Thomas Truskett Receives TAMEST Award

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The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) has named Department Chair Thomas Truskett as a 2014 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 the highest standards … Read the rest »

AIChE Interviews Brian Korgel About His Professional Progress Award

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AIChE talked with Brian Korgel about his Professional Progress Award lecture entitled “At Least 1,000X Thinner Than a Human Hair.” The presentation discussed how advances in nanomaterials synthesis and processing are creating new opportunities, as well as new challenges, for chemical engineers.  His talk also described what is unique about these “products of … Read the rest »

Peppas Presents AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Lecture

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As the 2013 AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Award winner, Professor Nicholas Peppas will give a lecture at a dedicated plenary session Monday, November 4, 2013 at 3:15pm in the Continental 2 Room at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Peppas’ presentation entitled, Emerging Frontiers in Rational Design and Application of Nanotechnology in Medicine … Read the rest »

Peppas Selected For American Chemical Society’s Applied Polymer Science Award

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Professor Nicholas Peppas has been selected for the 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Applied Polymer Science for his pioneering work on the development and implementation of polymer networks and hydrogels for biomedical applications.

Nicholas Peppas is the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, the … Read the rest »