• Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

    Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

    Dr. Peppas joins some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers and artists as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders in the 237th AAAS class.
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  • Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award

    Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award

    Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz and her team will receive more than $620K to fund her research on air pollution.
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  • Graduate Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

    Graduate Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

    Texas ChE rose to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 graduate program rankings.
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  • Delia Milliron to Receive 2017 Norman Hackerman Award

    Delia Milliron to Receive 2017 Norman Hackerman Award

    Dr. Milliron is being recognized for her leadership in chemical research and nanomaterials.
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Did you know?

  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • More than 100 department alumni have gone on to be faculty members around the world
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • In the past 5 years, faculty have been issued 84 patents across 35 unique technologies
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423

    Meet our Faculty

    John Ekerdt

    Associate Dean for Research & Professor Ekerdt works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Electronic materials chemistry; Thin film growth kinetics and chemistry; Barrier materials; Biomass conversion kinetics and chemistry.

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Upcoming Events

May 17

Lavender Graduation

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 18

Spring Black Grad 2017

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm