Hee Jeung Oh will join the faculty at Penn State in Fall 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Berkeley. She earned her master’s and doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Profs. Benny Freeman and Donald Paul.
Jovan Kamcev will join the faculty at University of Michigan, Department of Chemical Engineering in Fall 2019. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar working with Prof. Jeffrey Long in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Applied Math & Statistics from Stony Brook University and his master’s and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Profs. Benny Freeman and Donald Paul.
Former UT Austin graduate student, Jovan Kamcev, will receive The Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering. This award is given to recognize a graduate student or recent graduate who has completed an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in polymeric research. The award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $2,000 which will be presented at the POLY/PMSE award symposium at the Fall National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting on Chemistry & Water, August 25-29, 2019, in San Diego, California.
Melanie Merrick attended the Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) event and presented a research poster. She “had some great talks with the representatives from Dow and Sandia National Labs and even won an award for the top McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering poster!” Her colleague, Phiwat Klomkaew, provided the photo.
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) Board of Directors and Advisory Council has awarded one of the twelve scholarships this year to UT Austin graduate student Rahul Sujanani. A large number of applications in response to their request were received this year making the competition tough. Rahul’s credentials were ranked as one that truly deserved the selection.
ASIE strives to encourage young students of Indian origin to pursue engineering and architectural studies. Rahul has been invited to their Annual Holiday Dinner event on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at India House to receive the scholarship check.
Jasleen A. Walia won 3rd Place and $100 in the UT Austin Poster Exhibition on Engineering Research (PEER) held on April 11, 2018. The Poster Exhibition on Engineering Research Competition is co-hosted by the Cockrell School’s Engineering Student Services and the Student Engineering Council, and is an excellent opportunity for engineering undergraduates to present their research findings to a series of judges. PEER provides for students a supportive environment to gain experience in technical presentations as well as witness the groundbreaking research conducted by their peers. Participants must be undergraduate engineering students who are currently conducting research with faculty in the Cockrell School and can physically present their poster for 30 minutes during the event.
Jasleen was mentored by Rahul Sujanani, a PhD candidate working in Professor Benny D. Freeman’s Membrane Research laboratory.