Recent Awards

Peppas Selected as Reilly Lecturer at Notre Dame

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Peppas Selected as Reilly Lecturer at Notre Dame

Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to present the 2015 Reilly Lectures for the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Peppas will give two presentations as part of … Read the rest »

Michael Baldea Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Energy-Intensive Processes

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Michael Baldea Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Energy-Intensive Processes

Michael Baldea, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is working to improve the efficiency and economic performance of chemical processes that interact with the power grid. His research was recently selected for a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

CAREER Awards are highly competitive and prestigious grants given to young faculty who effectively integrate research … Read the rest »

Peppas Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Patras

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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 »

Hal Alper Selected as Mellichamp Lecturer at Purdue University

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Hal Alper Selected as Mellichamp Lecturer at Purdue University

Hal Alper, associate professor and Fellow of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship, has been selected as the 2015 Mellichamp Lecturer at Purdue University.

The Mellichamp Endowed Lectureship was established in 2013 by Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp to recognize “a distinguished young engineering or scientificresearcher from a university, industry or national … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev Wins Advanced Membrane Technology Poster Competition in Italy

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Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev Wins Advanced Membrane Technology Poster Competition in Italy

Jovan Kamcev, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and teaching assistant, recently won first place in an advanced membrane technology poster competition hosted in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy by the Engineering Conferences International (ECI) program.

Approximately forty students from twenty countries participated in the competition. Kamcev’s winning poster, entitled “Predicting Ion Sorption and Transport in … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Amanda Paine Wins Society of Plastics Engineers Poster Competition

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Graduate Student Amanda Paine Wins Society of Plastics Engineers Poster Competition

Graduate student Amanda Paine won first place in a Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) poster competition recently held in Houston, Texas.

The competition was part of SPE’s 2015 International Polyolefins Conference. Paine’s winning poster, entitled “Oxygen Scavenging Polymers for Barrier Applications”, showcases her work in improving oxygen barrier properties in polymer packaging. Her research … Read the rest »

Nicholas Peppas Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

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Nicholas Peppas Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University

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 Michael Pishko Named Engineering Dean at the University of Wyoming

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 Receives Rising Star Award

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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Undergraduate Christy Nguyen Speaks at Annual Shell Visit

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 »