• Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research

    Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research

    The Center aims to discover new types of materials for use in many applications including energy storage, medical devices and more.
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  • Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

    Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

    The project could secure U.S. energy independence, lower energy costs and provide a lower carbon footprint to a future sustainable energy economy.
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  • Don Paul’s 50 Years Symposium & Celebration

    Don Paul’s 50 Years Symposium & Celebration

    Texas ChE celebrates Dr. Donald R. Paul and his 50 years of leadership, contributions to engineering and impact on the global scientific community.
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  • 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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Facts & Congrats

  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • 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.
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • Our faculty (1 percent of UT faculty) have won 60 percent of the UT Office of Technology Commercialization’s Inventor of the Year awards.
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty

    Meet our Faculty

    Head shot of Dr. Brian Korgel, lead on the empathy mirror project
    Brian Korgel

    Professor Korgel works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science; Nanotechnology; with specific interests in Nanostructure assembly and organizational strategies; Development of new approaches for nanoscale material synthesis and applications, including photovoltaics, thin film transistors, lithium ion batteries and medicine.

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