• 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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  • Alumni in Academia

    Alumni in Academia

    Five alumni share their experiences working in academia and stories of how our department aided them to where they are today.
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  • ‘Empathy Mirror’ to Foster Understanding Among People with Different Perspectives

    ‘Empathy Mirror’ to Foster Understanding Among People with Different Perspectives

    Professor Brian Korgel and his team will develop a prototype device that can immerse a participant in the mind and body of another individual.
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  • Alumnus Recognized As Mentor of the Year

    Alumnus Recognized As Mentor of the Year

    Alumnus Sam Crowther (B.S. '57) wins 2016 Mentor of the Year awards from Lake Travis ISD, Bee Cave Elementary and West Cypress Hills Elementary in Austin, Texas.
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Did you know?

  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • Department faculty and students have made up 15 percent of AIChE Institute Lecturers since 1949
  • 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
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty

    Meet our Faculty

    Venkat Ganesan

    Professor Ganesan works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Self-assembly in polymer-particle mixtures; Simulations of dynamics of self-assembled materials; Theory and simulation of rod-coil and crystallizable polymers; Simulations of structure and properties of materials for fuel cell and photovoltaic applications.

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