• 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?

  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks our undergraduate program No. 3 in the nation
  • Department faculty and students have made up 15 percent of AIChE Institute Lecturers since 1949
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has two National Academy of Medicine members

    Meet our Faculty

    Michael Baldea

    Assistant Professor Baldea works in Modeling, simulation, optimization and control of process and energy systems with specific interests in Statically Equivalent Models for Simulation and Optimization of Complex Engineered Systems; Proactive Energy Management for Buildings: Optimal Operation and Strategic Decision Support; Fault Detection and Isolation for Multi-Scale Systems.

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