• 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?

  • In the past 5 years, faculty have been issued 84 patents across 35 unique technologies
  • Our faculty (1 percent of UT faculty) have won 60 percent of the UT Office of Technology Commercialization’s Inventor of the Year awards.
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks our undergraduate program No. 3 in the nation
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • 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.
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world

    Meet our Faculty

    Grant Willson

    Professor Willson works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Microelectronics; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers with specific interests in Polymers, materials, and processes for microelectronics; Photoresists; Liquid crystals; Computer simulation; Mass transport studies; Kinetics; Graft polymerization; Biosensor arrays; Novel processes for producing nanometer scale structures.

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