Posts Tagged ‘Hal Alper’
Novel Hydrogel Platform Enables On-demand Bioproduction
Hal Alper Elected to National Academy of Inventors
Hal Alper receives AIChE’s Allan P. Colburn award
New Sustainable Production Method Could Advance Plastics and Pharmaceuticals
AUSTIN, Texas — A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale, as described this week in Proceedings … Read the rest »
Four Faculty Promotions Announced
Drs. Hal Alper, Michael Baldea, Lydia Contreras, and Delia Milliron have received official word from Cockrell School of Engineering Dean Sharon Wood that their promotions have been positively recommended by President Greg Fenves, effective Sept. 1, 2017 after approval by the Board of Regents.
“I am honored to be part of a … Read the rest »
Hal Alper Named Emerging Inventor of the Year
Hal Alper, associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious title of Emerging Inventor of the Year by The University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC).
A relatively new award category, this is the second-ever Emerging Inventor of the Year award announced by OTC at … Read the rest »
Grad Student Wins Top Poster Award at International Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference
Kelly Markham, Texas ChE graduate student and member of the Alper research group, recently won a top poster award prize in the Student/ Young Investigator Poster Award Competition at the Metabolic Engineering 11 Conference in Kobe, Japan.
Markham’s poster, “Expanding the Substrate Range and Product Portfolio of Y. lipolytica through Metabolic Pathway Engineering and Synthetic … Read the rest »
Hal Alper Receives Young Investigator Award from ACS Biochemical Technology Division
Associate Professor Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Biochemical Technology.
The prestigious annual award, which is sponsored by Genentech, Inc., recognizes one outstanding contributor, under 40 years of age, to the field of biochemical technology. Alper is being … Read the rest »
Top Presenters Announced for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Seminar Series
The department is pleased to announce top presenters for this year’s Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:
Ben Wendel (Georgiou Group)
A System Immunology Approach to the Development of Natural Immunity to Malaria
Ben’s research explores the progression of the immune system with age … Read the rest »
Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Five students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows.
The highly competitive fellowships were awarded to just 2,000 recipients nationwide this year from 16,500 applicants. The fellowships provide three years of financial support, including a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance, for … Read the rest »