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Introducing UT Austin’s Very Own…Organism
When researchers uncovered a never-before-identified strain of fungi in the Alper Lab in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, they made sure it would always call the 40 Acres home. They decided to give the organism the official name Ustilago Bevomyces, after Bevo, the university’s beloved Longhorn steer mascot.
“We gave it this name to … 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 »
Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev Wins Advanced Membrane Technology Poster Competition in Italy
Jovan Kamcev, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and teaching assistant, recently won first place in an advanced membrane technology poster competition hosted in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy by the Engineering Conferences International (ECI) program.
Approximately forty students from twenty countries participated in the competition. Kamcev’s winning poster, entitled “Predicting Ion Sorption and Transport in … Read the rest »
Graduate Student Amanda Paine Wins Society of Plastics Engineers Poster Competition
Graduate student Amanda Paine won first place in a Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) poster competition recently held in Houston, Texas.
The competition was part of SPE’s 2015 International Polyolefins Conference. Paine’s winning poster, entitled “Oxygen Scavenging Polymers for Barrier Applications”, showcases her work in improving oxygen barrier properties in polymer packaging. Her research … Read the rest »
Dyann Confer Joins Department as Financial Analyst
Dyann Confer will be joining the staff of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering March 4 in the role of Financial Analyst.
Dyann holds B.S. in Business Administration from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and is currently the financial coordinator for the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University.
Special thanks to Eddie … Read the rest »
Researchers Use Light to Understand Cancer Progression
Light is used as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and drug delivery tool. Alumna Laura Suggs, B.S. ChE ‘93, and her team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin believe light can also be used to help answer biological questions about the effect of extracellular matrix stiffness in relation to the progression … Read the rest »
Nicholas Peppas Selected as Kelly Lecture Speaker at Purdue University
Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Cockrell School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of chemical engineering and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as the 2015 Kelly Lecture speaker at Purdue University.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Kelly Lectures, talks presented annually at Purdue’s School … Read the rest »
Alumnus Michael Pishko Named Engineering Dean at the University of Wyoming
Alumnus and accomplished chemical engineer Michael Pishko has been appointed as dean of the University of Wyoming’s (UW) College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Pishko, also an experienced administrator, will begin his new post at UW March 1. He is currently the director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M University.
“We’re … Read the rest »
David Allen Named Chair of the Institute for Sustainability
David T. Allen, an expert in energy and the environment in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, is the new chair of the Institute for Sustainability (IfS), a technological community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Allen, the Gertz Regents Professor of chemical engineering and director of the Center for Energy and … Read the rest »