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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.

  • 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

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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.

  • 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).

  • Texas Engineer Recognized for Impact on Society

    Adam Heller, a chemical engineering research professor and professor emeritus in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2014 Service to Society Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

    The award recognizes outstanding contributions by a chemical engineer to community service and to the solution of socially oriented problems. Heller is being honored for his invention of medical devices that have improved the quality of life of millions of people suffering from diabetes and other diseases worldwide.