New Faculty to Join Department
2021 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award Winners
Dave Allen Recognized with Leading Energy Honor
Interview with Alumna, Carmen Wright, Ph.D.
The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with an inspirational alumna, Dr. Carmen Wright, the first black female Ph.D. ChE graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, it was a timely conversation about how Carmen has been the first of many throughout her life and encourages others to not let being the first at something ever deter you from reaching your goals. She also encourages others to let their idea of success evolve and change as life evolves, and to enjoy the journey rather than solely focusing on the end goal.
Like Father, Like Daughter: Texas ChE Alumni Share Unique Legacy
National Academy of Engineering Elects Alumna, Dr. Rachel Segalman
Recipient of James J. Morgan Early Career Award
Join us in celebrating the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering's faculty, Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz, for receiving the American Chemical Society James J. Morgan Early Career Award.
5 Questions With New Chemical Engineering Chair Delia Milliron
Delia Milliron has been a part of innovation from almost every angle. But starting this week, Milliron embarks on a new challenge. She is the incoming chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, an interdisciplinary department that boasts undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top five in the U.S. She succeeds outgoing chair Thomas Truskett, who served in the role for eight years and brought outstanding vision and stability during his tenure.
Alumna Awarded Among Top Inventors in U.S.
Congratulations to Van N. Truskett, alumna of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, for being selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Revolutionizing Baby Bottles
People say that starting and growing a company is like giving birth and raising a child. For NwaBebé co-founders and Longhorns Texas ChE Associate Professor Lydia Contreras and Dara Chike-Obi (Law ’08, McCombs ’20) , entrepreneurship and motherhood are indeed inextricably tied. “The initial inspiration for NwaBebé was our journey into parenthood,” Chike-Obi says.