Research & Awards

James A. Dumesic, Ph.D. (WI A ’71), was recently elected to the 2013 class of fellows by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Dumesic is an engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin and is a decorated scientist known for his “major contributions to the science and process of converting cellulosic biomass into products that benefit society.” Read more about Dr. Dumesic

A total of 143 fellows were elected by the NAI. Read the press release and see the full list here. Other Tau Bate 2013 NAI Fellows include: David E. Aspnes, Ph.D. (WI A ’60); Michael R. Ladisch, Ph.D. (PA Z ’73); and Ayre Rosen, Ph.D. (DC A ’63).


The 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Volleyball Teams have been announced. One Tau Bate was named second team All-American for the NCAA Div. I team and one Tau Bate was named a third team All-American for the NCAA Div. II team. They are:

1. Ayesha G. Hein, CO Z 2015, United States Air Force Academy astronautical engineering major, Div. I second team.
2. Hayley L. Wright, MO B 2014, civil engineering major at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, Div. II third team.


The Austin Business Journal recently reported that Thomas M. Truskett, Ph.D. (TX A ’96), was among four researchers to receive the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards. “The awards recognize rising Texas researchers who address the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity, and resourcefulness, according to a statement from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas.”

Dr. Truskett is a professor and chair of chemical engineering at the University of Texas where he is known for his “contributions in engineering research involving dynamics of confined liquids, and structural arrest of complex fluids.” Read the article


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