A new study led by David Allen, professor of chemical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, reports on extensive measurements of methane emissions — including the first measurements for methane emissions taken directly at the well pad — during completion operations for hydraulically fractured wells. A team of researchers from UT Austin’s Cockrell School of … Read the rest »
Unprecedented Measurements Provide Better Understanding of Methane Emissions During Natural Gas Production
Assistant Professor Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and her research team have joined forces with NASA and 30 other research groups to run an intense flight and ground-based air quality measurement campaign in Houston, Texas this September.
The campaign is part of a five-year, $30 million mission to improve the ability of satellites to monitor air quality … Read the rest »
The fall is fast approaching with school about to start once again. For some ambitious science-minded Austin-area high school students, the summer was less about taking a break and more about gaining a solid research foundation for the future.
Lucia Brunel, Crystal Mountain, Mattie Mouton-Johnson, and Deepak Subramanian are about to enter their senior years … Read the rest »
By Taylor Birk, B.S. biomedical engineering ’13
Courtesy of Vector, the student engineering magazine
Editors-in-Chief: Arnold Hechanova and Lucy Xie
The engineering stars are among us – many of the best and brightest engineers in the world are right here on The University of Texas at Austin campus. As students, we often overlook the incredible … Read the rest »
Associate Professor Jennifer Maynard, the Laurence E. McMakin, Jr. Centennial Faculty Fellow, has teamed up with biotech company Synthetic Biologics, Inc. to develop a monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy for the treatment of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
Whooping cough causes an estimated 294,000 deaths annually worldwide, primarily among young, unvaccinated children. Recent reports … Read the rest »
The storage capacity of hard disk drives could increase by a factor of five thanks to processes developed by chemical engineering Professors Grant Willson and Chris Ellison and ChE senior Leon Dean.
Professor Brian Korgel and his research group have been featured on chemeurope.com for creating the first ordered arrays, or superlattices, of silicon nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots. Their work could help utilize light-emitting properties of silicon to develop things like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or possible lasers.
Bulk silicon is one of the most commercially … Read the rest »
Creating fuel from sunlight sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie depicting technology of the future, but Professor Mullins and his team are working to make this concept a reality. Trailblazers in energy research, the Mullins Group is also studying materials in lithium-ion batteries for portable electronic devices and electric cars as well as … Read the rest »