• 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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  • Alumna Joan Brennecke To Join Faculty

    Alumna Joan Brennecke To Join Faculty

    An expert in energy and sustainability, Brennecke will join our faculty in 2017 and is one of the first to receive funding from the Texas Gov.'s new University Research Initiative.
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Did you know?

  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • 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.
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6

    Meet our Faculty

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    Christopher Ellison

    Assistant Professor Ellison works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Self-assembly and Properties of Nanostructured Polymers; Block copolymers; Synthesis of Polymers with Controlled Architectures; Nanocomposites; Relaxation and Diffusion Dynamics of Nanoconfined Polymers; Green Processing of Nanomaterials.

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