The Cockrell School's three Outstanding Young Engineering Graduates for 2016 are entrepreneurs, finance experts, CEOs and thought leaders in their fields. We honor them for their outstanding professional achievements, dedication to public service and support of higher education. Including this year's recipients, 31 alumni have been recognized with this award.

Learn more about this year's inductees:

Nnadubem G. Muoneke
B.S. PE 2002
Founder, Executive Director and CEO, MTX

Gabe Muoneke is the founder, executive director and CEO of MTX, an energy company based in Nigeria. Muoneke directs and executes the company’s technical and managerial strategy and secures financing for sustainable and economically viable energy projects in Africa.

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Andrew John Tang

B.S. EE 1992
Partner, Draper Dragon Fund & Draper Associates
CEO, Draper University

Andrew Tang is a partner at Draper Dragon Fund and Draper Associates, investing in early-stage technology companies and assisting with their business development, particularly international market entry strategy and partnerships. He also serves as CEO of Draper University, which is an incubator and entrepreneurship education program located in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, he teaches finance and fundraising classes to student entrepreneurs.

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Marcel Poser

M.S. CE 2001
CEO, Tectus Group

Marcel Poser is a business strategist and technology innovator with experience in global commercialization and startups across multiple industries. He is CEO of Tectus Group, a family-owned, multinational business headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has diverse operations and investments across a variety of market segments ranging from engineering and construction, to digital health, to entertainment and lifestyle.

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January 17, 2019

Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

John J. McKetta Jr., professor emeritus and dean emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and namesake to the chemical engineering department in the Cockrell School of Engineering, died Tuesday, Jan. 15 at age 103. Calling UT Austin ... Keep Reading

January 14, 2019

Remembering Former Texas Engineering Dean Earnest F. Gloyna (1921-2019)

Earnest F. Gloyna, former dean of The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Engineering (now the Cockrell School of Engineering), died on Jan. 9 at the age of 97, leaving behind a legacy marked by exceptional leadership and ... Keep Reading

January 03, 2019

Two UT Engineers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and Alex Huang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been selected as fellows in the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018. They are the ... Keep Reading

cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students
cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students