• 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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  • 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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Did you know?

  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies

    Meet our Faculty

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    James Chelikowsky

    Professor Chelikowsky works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory with specific interests in Computational materials science; Quantum modeling for electronic materials; High performance computing.

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