Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Truskett’
Delia Milliron Named Next Chair
Contreras And Eldridge Win 2015 TEAChE Awards
Drs. Lydia Contreras and Bruce Eldridge were announced as the winners of the 2015 TEAChE Awards during the 2015 Fall Graduation Lucheon. Both professors were selected through votes made by students who have graduated within the past two years.
The award, given every other year, was established in honor of three outstanding professors emeriti: Dr. … Read the rest »
Kate Baird wins Ruth Crawford Excellence Award
Kate Baird, graduate program coordinator, received the 2015 Ruth Crawford Staff Excellence Award at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Annual Holiday Banquet, Dec. 21.
The annual award recognizes excellent staff contributions and is named after former senior staff member Ruth Crawford who devoted 30 years of exemplary service to the department working for … Read the rest »
Truskett Named 2015 American Physical Society Fellow
Thomas Truskett, professor and chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Nominated by the Topical Group on Soft Matter, Truskett was cited for “pioneering work elucidating how nanoscale interfaces impact the structure, dynamics and self-assembly of complex fluids and biomolecular systems.”… Read the rest »
Improving Oil Production and Oil Spill Cleanup Using Nanotechnology
Andrew Worthen, chemical engineering Ph.D. student supervised by professor Keith P. Johnston, is conducting research “all about discovering how we can steward the planet more responsibly,” something he gets closer to every day. While Andrew’s initial nanoparticle research focused on creating more efficient and eco-friendly oil extraction methods, he is now applying his findings … Read the rest »
Thomas Truskett Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Thomas Truskett, department chair and the Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professor, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Nominated by their peers, Fellows represent the top two percent of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers leading medical discovery and innovation.
Truskett was recognized for … Read the rest »
Special Blog Post by Tom Truskett
Special Blog Post by Tom Truskett: Building a Culture of Discovery and Innovation
Prof. Tom Truskett recently contributed to a special blog series for The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST). The series highlights O’Donnell Award recipients.
TAMEST named Truskett the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award recipient in engineering for 2014.He was … Read the rest »
Department Partners with Industry to Promote Safety Culture
The department has teamed up with key industry partners to roll out new initiatives to share best practices and keep safety at the forefront of day-to-day operations. The partnership has established lab safety visits and increased safety seminars.
“The primary objective is to raise awareness and foster a safety culture,” said Gary Rochelle, chemical … Read the rest »
Texas Soft Matter Meeting Comes To Austin
The third annual Texas Soft Matter Meeting is taking place at The University of Texas at Austin Friday, August 22, 2014 from 7am-5:30pm in the Norman Hackerman Building (room 1.720); registration is now open to the public and costs $18.00.
The goal of the Texas Soft Matter Meeting is to encourage collaboration among researchers from … Read the rest »
Revolutionizing Medicine With At-home Therapeutic Treatments
Thomas Truskett and a team of colleagues and graduate students in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering are breaking barriers to discover ways to create injectable, liquid-form therapeutic proteins that can be used for at-home treatments for diseases.
In his recent lecture at The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) … Read the rest »