October 2016
Chair's Message
The arrival of fall and a new academic year brings new students to campus and excitement in the air. It is a great time to be associated with the Department of Chemical Engineering, as we continue to build on our momentum in our quest to be recognized as one of the top chemical engineering departments in the nation. Recent news includes the following: Read more
AIChE Student Officers, from left: SORC Rep Nestor Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Coterillo, Undergraduate Research Coordinator Kosi Anazi, Treasurer Matthew Jordan, President Tiffany Nguyen, and Secretary Joe Carerra.

Student News
ChE Student Organizations are Hard at Work, Preparing for Nationals

The AIChE Student Chapter at Texas Tech University is starting off the 2016/17 academic year with a record membership of nearly 250 students. The group, led by President Tiffany Nguyen, will continue programs started last spring, including faculty research seminars aimed at increasing interest in undergraduate research and tours to industrial facilities, such as Valero, CP Chem, and Phillips 66. Read more

2016 Student Awards
2016 Awards for Academic Excellence in Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech recognizes our twelve top students in the junior and senior classes. These students excel not only in their coursework and grades, but also as individuals with high integrity and stature. The 2016 Academic Excellence in Chemical Engineering awardees are truly inspirational. Join us in giving them a hearty round of congratulations.
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Graduate Student News
Graduate Students Garner Awards for Outstanding Research and Teaching

Qian Tian won first place in the Student Poster Competition at the International Conference for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC), held in Orlando, FL. Qian, a Ph.D. student, working under the supervision of Dr. Sindee L. Simon, is performing research that deals with equilibrium free radical polymerization of butyl methacrylate. Read More

Faculty News

Dr. Vanapalli is taking development leave during the 2016/17 academic year to more deeply study the neurobiology, muscle biology and genetics of the worm, C. elegans, and to develop new tools to probe the neuronal circuits, muscle activity, and signaling in this organism. Dr. Vanapalli has become interested in these worms over the past three years and has obtained a number of grants to study them using microfluidic and other tools. Read More
Outstanding Achievements


The Foundation's generosity has made possible the opening of the newly renovated Maddox Engineering Research Center.
The official opening of the Maddox Engineering Research Center was held on Sept. 16 with Texas Tech University leaders celebrating the philanthropy of the J. F Maddox Foundation, which gave a generous $7.5 million gift for the facility. Read more

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