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Two Texas Engineering Professors Inducted into Prestigious National Academy of Inventors

Joseph J. Beaman Jr., professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Nicholas Peppas, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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Eric Roe Named Executive Director of UT Austin’s Center for Lifelong Engineering Education

Eric Roe, former director of Applied Technology at Polk State College in Florida and founder of the Manufacturing Talent Development Institute, has been named the executive director of the Center for Lifelong Engineering Education (CLEE) in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

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New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production

Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.

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AUSTIN, Texas — A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and environmental testing firm URS reports that a small subset of natural gas wells are responsible for the majority of methane emissions from two major sources — liquid unloadings and pneumatic controller equipment — at natural gas production sites.

With natural gas production in the United States expected to continue to increase during the next few decades, there is a need for a better understanding of methane emissions during natural gas production. The study team believes this research, published Dec. 9 in Environmental Science & Technology, will help to provide a clearer picture of methane emissions from natural gas production sites.

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Jon Olson Named Chair of Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Dr. Jon Olson, who currently holds the George H. Fancher Professorship in Petroleum Engineering and has spent 20 years as a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (PGE) in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Two Engineers Elected Fellows of National Science Organization

A chemical engineer and a mechanical engineer from the Cockrell School of Engineering, along with a neuroscientist, a molecular biologist and a pharmaceutical researcher who are all faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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