Recent Awards

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 »

Undergraduate Miguel Martinez Wins New Faces of Engineering Award

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Undergraduate Miguel Martinez Wins New Faces of Engineering Award

Undergraduate Miguel Martinez was recently awarded the 2015 New Faces of Engineering Award by DiscoverE, the national engineering volunteer organization that hosts Engineering Week.

Miguel is a member of the department’s American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s (AIChE) student chapter and serves as the organization’s biological engineering representative.  He also assists in organizing AIChE tailgates, Read the rest »

Undergraduates Win Regional AIChE Jeopardy Competition

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Undergraduates Win Regional AIChE Jeopardy Competition

Undergraduates from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering recently won first place in the Chem-E Jeopardy competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s (AIChE) Southwest Regional Student Conference in Austin, Texas.

Areen Pitaktong, Amy Claire Howard, Randal Paxton Thedford and Akash Gupta (pictured L-R) represented UT Austin’s AIChE student chapter at the event.  They … Read the rest »

Lydia Contreras Receives Walter A. Rosenblith Young Investigator of the Year Award

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Lydia Contreras Receives Walter A. Rosenblith Young Investigator of the Year Award

Lydia Contreras, assistant professor and the Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Chemical Engineering, recently received the Walter A. Rosenblith Young Investigator of the Year Award from the Health Effects Institute (HEI).

The award, the only one of its kind awarded annually by HEI, supports the work of a promising scientist early in his or her career for three years. … Read the rest »

Delia Milliron Selected for U.S. Defense Science Study Group

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Delia Milliron Selected for U.S. Defense Science Study Group

Delia Milliron, associate professor and Fellow of the Henry Beckman Professorship, has been selected for the United States’ Defense Science Study Group (DSSG).

 The two-year program introduces outstanding scientists and engineers to the challenges facing national security and encourages them to apply their expertise to address these issues. Milliron is one of 17 U.S. … Read the rest »

George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of new members this week, including biochemist and chemical engineering professor George Georgiou.

Georgiou has been recognized for paving the way for advances in medicine that improve people’s lives, with discoveries such as a technology that has been incorporated into drugs that fight macular degeneration and … Read the rest »

Grad Student Camila Saez Cabezas Receives Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship

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Grad Student Camila Saez Cabezas Receives Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship

Graduate Student Camila Saez Cabezas has been awarded the Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship by the Pan American Round Tables of Texas (PARTT).

The annual scholarship, named in honor of the founder of the Pan American Round Tables, assists a female Latin American pursuing graduate studies in a state-supported university in Texas.

Saez Cabezas, a first-year Ph.D. student … Read the rest »

Kate Baird wins the ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Kate Baird wins the ChE Staff Spotlight Award

 

Kate Baird, graduate coordinator for the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the spring 2015 Staff Spotlight Award.

Kate was commended by a wide cross section of faculty, students and staff for her exemplar organization of this year’s graduate student recruiting weekend and her outstanding performance as graduate coordinator.

She was … Read the rest »

Alum Jeff Ting Wins Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship

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Alum Jeff Ting Wins Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship

Alum Jeff Ting, B.S. ChE ‘11 and now a chemical engineering graduate student at the University of Minnesota (UMN), recently won a Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship.

The Revitalizing Science Scholarship provides a cash award towards Sigma Xi membership, an honorary scientific research society. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support the … Read the rest »