• 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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  • Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

    Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

    Meghali Chopra wins I2P competition for presentation of her software tool RODEo – Recipe Optimization for Deposition and Etching.
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  • Hal Alper Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

    Hal Alper Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

    Alper wins the second-ever Emerging Inventor of the Year award announced by the UT OTC at their annual Inventor of the Year Award Ceremony & Reception program.
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  • 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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Did you know?

  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has a network of more than 7,000 alumni world-wide
  • 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 hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education

    Meet our Faculty

    Keith Johnston

    Professor Johnston works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Microelectronics; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Particle engineering including nanotechnology; Drug delivery; Polymer thin films including nanocrystal composites; Environmentally responsible processing with solvents including carbon dioxide for materials science and separation processes; Carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery .

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