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  • Chemical Engineering Chair Thomas Truskett Receives TAMEST Award

    The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) announces the recipients of the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards, which includes Thomas Truskett, chair of the Cockrell School of Engineering’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

  • U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Visits UT Austin

    On Thursday, Feb. 6, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited with students and community members at UT Austin.

  • Biomedical Engineer Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Mia K. Markey, associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Markey is one of three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin that has been elected an AAAS fellow.

    AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

  • Indoor Air Quality Expert Named CAEE Department Chair

    Richard L. Corsi has been named chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE). He began his role leading the top-ranked department on Nov. 18.

  • UT Researchers Use Simple Scaling Theory to Better Predict Gas Production in Barnett Shale Wells

    Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a simple scaling theory to estimate gas production from hydraulically fractured wells in the Barnett Shale. The method is intended to help the energy industry accurately identify low- and high-producing horizontal wells, as well as accurately predict how long it will take for gas reserves to deplete in the wells.

    Using historical data from horizontal wells in the Barnett Shale formation in North Texas, Tad Patzek, professor and chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering; Michael Marder, professor of physics in the College of Natural Sciences; and Frank Male, a graduate student in physics, used a simple physics theory to model the rate at which production from the wells declines over time, known as the “decline curve.”