Recent Awards

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 »

Undergraduate Brendan Chou Wins Goldwater Scholarship

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Undergraduate Brendan Chou Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Undergraduate biochemistry major Brendan Chou has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Chou works in the lab of chemical engineering assistant professor Lydia Contreras.

Goldwater Scholarships are one- and two-year scholarships awarded annually to outstanding second- and third-year college students.  The award covers a … Read the rest »

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 »