• 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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Did you know?

  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • Department faculty and students have made up 15 percent of AIChE Institute Lecturers since 1949
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks our undergraduate program No. 3 in the nation
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • Our faculty (1 percent of UT faculty) have won 60 percent of the UT Office of Technology Commercialization’s Inventor of the Year awards.
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies

    Meet our Faculty

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    Hal Alper

    Associate Professor Alper works in Bioengineering; Energy with specific interests in Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology; Systems Biology; Biofuels production using microbial and fungal sources; Mammalian cell culture engineering; Pathway engineering for the production of novel biofuels and biochemicals; Protein engineering and evolution strategies applied to cellular engineering; Value-added products and bioactive molecules in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems; Novel molecular biology tools for gene expression and regulation.

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