Recent Awards

Undergraduate Student Hanbi Liu Wins AIChE Separations Poster Competition

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Hanbi Liu, senior undergraduate student, recently won first place in the Division 1 Separations Poster Competition at the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Liu’s poster, entitled, “Oxidative Degradation of Aqueous Amine Solvents for CO₂ Capture”, presents her research in Professor Gary Rochelle’s lab, studying the relationship between amine structure … Read the rest »

Keith Friedman Promoted to Senior Lecturer

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Lecturer Keith Friedman has been promoted to senior lecturer effective September 1, 2015.

Since joining the department in 2007, Freidman has made practical and pedagogical improvements to experiments and online content for required undergraduate teaching labs. He has improved safety training and specific safety procedures for laboratories, provided excellent teaching, and served on key curricular … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Alex Prybutok’s Whooping Cough Vaccine Poster Places Second At AIChE

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Undergraduate Alex Prybutok won second place in the Division of Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology Poster Competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Alex’s winning poster featured research she is conducting in Dr. Jennifer Maynard’s labto improve therapeutics to fight pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough. Each year … Read the rest »

Undergraduate Research Poster Competition Winners

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The department is pleased to announce winners of the fall 2014 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition: Bijal Patel, Paxton Thedford and Alexander Schmitz.

Nicholas Peppas Inducted Into Prestigious National Academy of Inventors

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Nicholas Peppas, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to renowned academic inventors who have demonstrated … Read the rest »

Cindy Figueroa Receives Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award

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Cindy Figueroa, senior administrative associate for the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award.

The annual award is based on nominations from faculty, staff, and students and recognizes excellent staff contributions. The award is named after former senior staff member Ruth Crawford who … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Yichen Fang Wins AIChE Polymer Poster Competition

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Yichen Fang, graduate student and research assistant, recently won first place in the Area 8A Poster Competition for polymer research at the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

The award recognized the best poster presentation on polymer research out of more than 70 competitors.  Fang’s winning poster, entitled “High Performance Nanofiber Manufacturing … Read the rest »

Roger Bonnecaze Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Alumna Van Truskett Awarded the AIChE Industrial Research & Development Award

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Van N. Truskett, B.S. ChE ‘96 and jetting technology manager at Canon Nanotechnologies, Inc., has been awarded the 2014 Industrial Research & Development Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

The award honors individuals or teams working in industries served by chemical engineers for innovation that has resulted in the successful commercialization of new … Read the rest »

Alumna Rebekah Scheuerle Recognized for Research Preventing HIV Transmission During Breastfeeding

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Rebekah Scheuerle (B.S. ChE ‘13), the newly elected President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars Council, has won a National Instruments (NI) Engineering Impact Award in the Biomedical category for her use of LabVIEW and NI DAQ hardware to verify devices that prevent HIV transmission between mother and child during breastfeeding.

According to the World Health … Read the rest »