• 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?

  • In the past 5 years, faculty have been issued 84 patents across 35 unique technologies
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • More than 100 department alumni have gone on to be faculty members around the world
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • Department faculty and students have made up 15 percent of AIChE Institute Lecturers since 1949
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education

    Meet our Faculty

    Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

    Assistant Professor Hildebrandt Ruiz works in Environmental Engineering with specific interests in Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles (“aerosols”).

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Jun 23

Networking Happy Hour

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