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 »
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 recently won first place in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology division Poster Session at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Anny’s poster, “Metabolic Engineering of the Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, for Itaconic Acid Production,” describes metabolic engineering efforts to produce a monomer, itaconic acid, from sugar using Baker’s yeast.… Read the rest »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
David Allen, professor of chemical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a 2013 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in recognition for his contributions to atmospheric chemistry, air quality management and environmental education.
Professor Emeritus John J. McKetta Jr. received the Philanthropist of the Year Award for his outstanding service to local senior citizens from LeadingAge Texas, a non-profit servicing the needs of Texas retirees, at the organization’s 54th Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Austin, Texas.
LeadingAge knows John McKetta as the “man with a golden heart” due to his contributions to making Westminster Retirement Community a … Read the rest »
Nicholas A. Peppas, Biomedical Engineering Department Chair, Director of the Center on Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Bionanotechnology and professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, received the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award at a special awards ceremony held at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE… Read the rest »