Posts Tagged ‘The University of Texas at Austin’
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Jim Chelikowsky Recognized for Contributions in Electronic Materials
Professor Jim Chelikowsky has been awarded The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society’s (TMS) John Bardeen Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and are leaders in the field of electronic materials.
Throughout his 50-year career, Chelikowsky’s focus has been studying electronic materials such as silicon across all length scales. Silicon semiconductors make … Read the rest »
Seven Students from Texas ChE Accept NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Seven students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering – four undergraduates and three grad students — have accepted the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
This fellowship is the oldest and one of the most prestigious and competitive programs of its kind. NSF recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, … Read the rest »
Hal Alper receives AIChE’s Allan P. Colburn award
The Class of 2018: Where are they headed?
Eight Texas ChE students named NSF Fellows
Eight students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows, more than any other chemical engineering program in that nation this year. The Cockrell School of Engineering has a total of 15 NSF Graduate Research Fellows this year, more than any other college within … Read the rest »
New Sustainable Production Method Could Advance Plastics and Pharmaceuticals
AUSTIN, Texas — A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale, as described this week in Proceedings … Read the rest »
Peppas Elected as Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pediatrics, surgery and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Membership in the CAE is the highest engineering distinction in China, and … Read the rest »
Truskett Named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
Tom Truskett, professor and department chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Fellows of the AAAS are elected by their peers in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished work to advance … Read the rest »
Dr. Grant Willson Receives ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry
Dr. Grant Willson, professor of chemical engineering and chemistry and the Rashid Engineering Regents Chair at UT Austin, has been awarded the 2018 ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry.
The award is presented by the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific society in the world, and seeks to recognize outstanding fundamental contributions and