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 ‘Alumni’
Engineering the Doritos Locos Taco: How a Texas ChE Grad Changed Tacos Forever
Shell supports student learning through process safety course
Alums Liechty and Scheuerle Make AIChE’s 35 Under 35 List
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) along with the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) has established the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award, recognizing 35 outstanding young professional AIChE members that have made significant contributions to the institute and to the chemical engineering profession.
Two Texas ChE alumni are included in the prestigious list … Read the rest »
Alumni in Academia
The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is well established in preparing students for careers in industry, but many of our students also go on to pursue roles in research, teaching and administration. Texas ChE graduates have taught and conducted research at nearly 90 universities around the world, including some of the top engineering programs 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 »
Alumna Rachel Segalman Named Chair of UCSB Department of Chemical Engineering
When Rachel Segalman, Texas ChE (B.S. ’98) and University of California Santa Barbara alumna, returned to the UCSB campus as a professor of chemical engineering and materials last year, it seemed like a new and exciting place compared to the late 90s when she was a chemical engineering graduate student. At the time, … Read the rest »
Alum Jeff Ting Wins Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship
Alum Jeff Ting, B.S. ChE ‘11 and now a chemical engineering graduate student at the University of Minnesota (UMN), recently won a Sigma Xi Revitalizing Science Scholarship.
The Revitalizing Science Scholarship provides a cash award towards Sigma Xi membership, an honorary scientific research society. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support the … Read the rest »
Alumna Rebekah Scheuerle Recognized for Research Preventing HIV Transmission During Breastfeeding
Rebekah Scheuerle (B.S. ChE ‘13), the newly elected President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars Council, has won a National Instruments (NI) Engineering Impact Award in the Biomedical category for her use of LabVIEW and NI DAQ hardware to verify devices that prevent HIV transmission between mother and child during breastfeeding.
According to the World Health … Read the rest »
Alumnus Dennis Griffith Becomes AIChE Treasurer and ChE Donor
Alumnus Dennis Griffith, B.S. ChE ‘70, has been elected treasurer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). As treasurer, he will be responsible for the overall financial health of AIChE and will monitor, review and report the organization’s financial activities.
Dennis is a Fellow of AIChE and a senior project manager at … Read the rest »