• Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer.
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  • Four Undergraduates Named Centennial Scholars

    Four Undergraduates Named Centennial Scholars

    Undergraduate students Rohan Makhija, Jade Jackson, Marissa Ronquillo and Nicholas Curtis were recently awarded Centennial Scholarships.
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  • Truskett Appointed to Second Term as Department Chair

    Truskett Appointed to Second Term as Department Chair

    Cockrell School Dean Sharon Wood officially announces the appointment of Dr. Thomas Truskett to a second term as chair of the department.
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  • Four Faculty Promotions Announced

    Four Faculty Promotions Announced

    Congratulations to Drs. Hal Alper, Michael Baldea, Lydia Contreras, and Delia Milliron. Promotions will be made effective Sept. 1, 2017.
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Did you know?

  • The department has a network of more than 7,000 alumni world-wide
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • Our faculty (1 percent of UT faculty) have won 60 percent of the UT Office of Technology Commercialization’s Inventor of the Year awards.
  • 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 average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • In the past 5 years, faculty have been issued 84 patents across 35 unique technologies
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6

    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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