Recent Awards

Ph.D. Candidate Cara Touretzky Awarded EPA’s STAR Fellowship

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Ph.D. candidate Cara Touretzky has been awarded a highly competitive Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further her work to improve energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings.

Touretzky was one of 105 recipients recognized nationwide for cutting-edge research in environmental science. She will receive research funding … Read the rest »

Graduate Student Zhenpeng Li Wins Third Place in P&G Poster Competition

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National Academy of Engineering Honors Alumnus Bob Brown for Leadership

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Bob Brown, B.S. ChE ‘73, M.S. ChE ‘75, was recently awarded the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Simon Ramo Founders Award for leadership in chemical engineering research and engineering education. 

The award acknowledges outstanding professional, educational, and personal achievements to the benefit of society. Brown is being recognized for his “contributions to understanding of viscoelastic … Read the rest »

Sai Gourisankar Awarded Astronaut Scholarship

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Sai P. Gourisankar, junior and undergraduate researcher in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

He is one of 28 students nationwide to receive the $10,000 scholarship, which is given to “outstanding students who exhibit motivation, imagination and exceptional performance in the fields of … Read the rest »

Eddie Ibarra Wins Staff Spotlight Award

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Eddie Ibarra, senior procurement officer, has been awarded this semester’s Staff Spotlight Award.

Eddie is being recognized for his efforts to ensure that several large equipment orders were successfully completed—meeting all approval requirements in a timely manner at some of the busiest times of the year—while juggling the intensive day-to-day purchasing requests of faculty and

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Graduate Student Zhengwang He Receives Excellent Poster Award at ICOM

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Graduate student Zhengwang He was recently awarded the Excellent Poster Award by the 10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM) in Suzhou, China.

The award recognized 30 excellent poster presentations out of approximately 500 presentations. He’s poster was entitled, “Profiling fouling propensity in constant permeate flux crossflow microfiltration based on membrane-model foulant … Read the rest »

Alumna Van Truskett Receives 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 selected to receive 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 … Read the rest »

George Georgiou Named Top 20 Translational Researcher

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Nature Biotechnology ranked George Georgiou, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, one of the world’s top 20 translational researchers in 2013.

Georgiou, a renowned biomedical engineer and molecular biologist, is a leading authority in the discovery, development and manufacturing of protein therapeutics. Nature Biotechnology recognized Georgiou for his … Read the rest »

Nicholas Peppas Named A Highly Cited Researcher

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Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, has been included in the 2014 Thomas Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers.

This list recognizes many of the world’s leading scientific minds and is comprised of more than 3,200 researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. Peppas was one of seven … Read the rest »

Lydia Contreras Receives Norman Hackerman Award for Biosensor Research

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Lydia Contreras, assistant professor and the Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a Norman Hackerman Award for her work to develop biosensors to monitor effects of environmental pollutants.

The annual award recognizes early-career researchers who have expanded the field and comes with a $100,000 prize. The highly competitive honor is named … Read the rest »