• Four Faculty Promotions Announced

    Four Faculty Promotions Announced

    Congratulations to Drs. Hal Alper, Michael Baldea, Lydia Contreras, and Delia Milliron. Promotions will be made effective Sept. 1, 2017.
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  • 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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Did you know?

  • 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.
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • 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 approximately 190 graduate students
  • Department faculty and students have made up 15 percent of AIChE Institute Lecturers since 1949
  • The department has two National Academy of Medicine members
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding

    Meet our Faculty

    Gary Rochelle

    Professor Rochelle works in Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Separations with specific interests in CO2 capture from coal-fired power plants by aqueous amine scrubbing; mass transfer with fast reaction in the boundary layer.

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