What may have once seemed like an unassuming item on a fast food chain’s menu, has now disrupted the fast food industry and possibly tacos as we know it forever. In 2012, Taco Bell launched Doritos Locos Tacos (DLT). In the first 10 weeks after the product’s launch, there were over 100 million DLTs sold. … Read the rest »
Posts Tagged ‘alumnus’
Engineering the Doritos Locos Taco: How a Texas ChE Grad Changed Tacos Forever
The Passing of Alumnus Curt Engelhorn (B.S. ’51)
The department has just been informed of the recent passing of alumnus Curt Engelhorn (B.S. ’51). He was 90-years-old.
Engelhorn was a pharmaceutical industry veteran and philanthropist. After graduating with his bachelor’s from our department, Engelhorn went on to build a pharmaceutical empire. He was honored as a Cockrell School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate in … Read the rest »
Alumnus Sam Smolik appointed to Axalta Board of Directors
Originally published on BusinessWire.
Alumnus Samuel Smolik (B.S. ChE ‘75) has been appointed to Axalta Coating Systems Board of Directors, a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings. Smolik is the senior vice president of Americas Manufacturing at LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies serving companies in … Read the rest »
Alumnus Jim Rawlings Elected to National Academy of Engineering
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that alumnus Jim Rawlings (B.S. ’79) has been elected to the prestigious academy.
Rawlings joins 80 new members and 22 new foreign members elected to the NAE in 2016. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer.
Rawlings is a chemical … Read the rest »
Alumnus Jeff Ting Wins AIChE PD2M Student Award
Jeff Ting, Texas ChE alumnus (B.S. ’11) and current University of Minnesota chemical engineering graduate student advised by Drs. Frank Bates and Theresa Reineke, is the recipient of the first annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing (PD2M) Student Award, sponsored by Pfizer. Ting was awarded a commemorative plaque and … Read the rest »
Alumnus Michael Pishko Named Engineering Dean at the University of Wyoming
Alumnus and accomplished chemical engineer Michael Pishko has been appointed as dean of the University of Wyoming’s (UW) College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Pishko, also an experienced administrator, will begin his new post at UW March 1. He is currently the director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M University.
“We’re … Read the rest »