Cockrell School Welcomes New Faculty

Headshot of Delia MillironDelia Milliron officially joins the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering this semester as an associate professor and Fellow of the Henry Beckman Professorship.

Prior to coming to UT Austin, she was a member of the research staff at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, where she served as director of the Inorganic Nanostructures Facility and later as the deputy director.

Her research is motivated by the potential for nanomaterials to introduce new functionality to and reduce manufacturing costs of energy technologies. Her group’s activities span from the fundamental chemistry and assembly pathways of nanomaterials to device integration and characterization.

She received her doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004. Recent awards include a Department of Energy Early Career Research award, an R&D 100 Award and MDV Innovators Award.

What attracted you to UT Austin? The people in our community — undergrads, grad students and faculty colleagues — make UT a compelling and exciting intellectual environment. I was drawn to the opportunity to collaborate and the opportunity to challenge myself and my group and our research.

What do you enjoy most about engineering or your specific field? In nanostructured materials, the specific arrangement of matter on atomic and molecular-length scales impacts real, observable properties in surprising and complex ways. This connection, between the hidden microscopic world and functionality we can use, inspires me.

What are you favorite hobbies? I love to be immersed in nature, whether hiking, snowboarding or scuba diving.

Read about other new engineering faculty members on the Cockrell School’s website.

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