Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Hal Alper’
Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering
2018 Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters
Left to Right: Mike Lucas, Alysha Helenic, Gosia Chwatko
The department is pleased to announce the top presenters for the 2018 Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:
Mike Lucas (Keitz Group)
Influence of Exogenous Materials on the Nucleation of Amyloid-Beta
Mike’s … Read the rest »
Dr. Hal Alper inducted into AIMBE
This morning, April 9, 2018, Texas ChE’s Dr. Hal Alper was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering‘s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Dr. Alper was nominated, reviewed and elected for his pioneering approaches that merge synthetic biology, protein engineering and metabolic engineering to achieve novel phenotypes in eukaryotic cells.
Election to … Read the rest »
Graduate Student Seminar Series Top Presenters
The department is pleased to announce the top presenters for this year’s Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:
James Wagner (Alper Group)
High throughput microfluidic droplet screening for enhancing the production of secreted biomolecules
James’ research focuses on the development and application of high … Read the rest »
Alper to Receive Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award
Dr. Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2017 Stratis V. Sotirchos (SVS) Lectureship for producing original and fundamentally important results in chemical engineering.
“Hal Alper is a truly trailblazing, emerging star and innovator within the field of biochemical engineering,” a nominator said. “Hal’s research record is simply exceptional and a testament to … 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 »
Alumna Caitlin Spofford Discusses Her Texas ChE Research Experience
Previously published on the Undergraduate Research Journal for The University of Texas at Austin as “UT Alumni: An Interview with Caitlin Spofford” by Venkat Tirumala, Assistant Editor of Natural Sciences.
Caitlin Spofford graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelors degree from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering on December … Read the rest »
New Institute Advances Health Care Solutions
The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is launching the university’s first health care engineering institute dedicated to developing technologies and treatments that will immediately improve patient quality of life.
Led by Nicholas Peppas, a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, the College of Pharmacy, the Department … Read the rest »
Alper Honored For Contributions to Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
Dr. Hal Alper, associate professor and fellow of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship, was recently honored with the 2015 Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Young Investigator Award at the society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 4. This award recognizes the most impactful young scientist in the area of … Read the rest »
Sophomore Allison Wagman Wins Undergraduate Research Poster Competition
Sophomore Allison Wagman recently won first place in the Undergraduate Research Competition hosted by the Cockrell School’s Student Engineering Council.
Allison’s poster, “Yeast Promoter Mutations Modeled by Nucleosome Affinity”, showcased her research conducted alongside Professor Hal Alper to create novel synthetic parts for cells.
Her research involved creating new promoters for yeast using a model-guided … Read the rest »