• The Inaugural Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers Banquet

    The Inaugural Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers Banquet

    Thirty alumni were inducted into our inaugural class of Academy honorees during the Academy ceremony and banquet April 21.
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  • 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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Did you know?

  • Department faculty and students have made up 15 percent of AIChE Institute Lecturers since 1949
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • More than 100 department alumni have gone on to be faculty members around the world
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • The department has two National Academy of Medicine members
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938

    Meet our Faculty

    James Chelikowsky

    Professor Chelikowsky works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory with specific interests in Computational materials science; Quantum modeling for electronic materials; High performance computing.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 23

Networking Happy Hour

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm