• Meet Dr. Keith Keitz

    Meet Dr. Keith Keitz

    Meet Assistant Professor and alumnus Keith Keitz (B.S. '07), one of 14 new faculty members welcomed to the Cockrell School of Engineering this fall.
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  • Alumni in Academia

    Alumni in Academia

    Five alumni share their experiences working in academia and stories of how our department aided them to where they are today.
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  • ‘Empathy Mirror’ to Foster Understanding Among People with Different Perspectives

    ‘Empathy Mirror’ to Foster Understanding Among People with Different Perspectives

    Professor Brian Korgel and his team will develop a prototype device that can immerse a participant in the mind and body of another individual.
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  • Alumnus Recognized As Mentor of the Year

    Alumnus Recognized As Mentor of the Year

    Alumnus Sam Crowther (B.S. '57) wins 2016 Mentor of the Year awards from Lake Travis ISD, Bee Cave Elementary and West Cypress Hills Elementary in Austin, Texas.
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Did you know?

  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Texas employed 30 percent of chemical engineers nationwide in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor—three times the next closest state, California.
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The department has a network of more than 7,000 alumni world-wide
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014

    Meet our Faculty

    Christopher Ellison

    Assistant Professor Ellison works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Self-assembly and Properties of Nanostructured Polymers; Block copolymers; Synthesis of Polymers with Controlled Architectures; Nanocomposites; Relaxation and Diffusion Dynamics of Nanoconfined Polymers; Green Processing of Nanomaterials.

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