• New Faculty to Join Department

    New Faculty to Join Department

    The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is proud to announce two new faculty members who will join the department’s faculty.
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  • 2021 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award Winners

    2021 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award Winners

    The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering awards the Teaching Assistant of the Year award to a teaching assistant (TA) who demonstrated an exceptional experience for the students and professor.
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  • Dave Allen Recognized with Leading Energy Honor

    Dave Allen Recognized with Leading Energy Honor

    Professor David Allen received the prestigious Eni Award in Energy Transition, recognizing innovative solutions for de-carbonizing the energy sector and honoring Allen for his work on limiting methane emissions from
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  • Interview with Alumna, Carmen Wright, Ph.D.

    Interview with Alumna, Carmen Wright, Ph.D.

    The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with an inspirational alumna, Dr. Carmen Wright, the first black female Ph.D. ChE graduate from The University of
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  • 2021 Honorees

    2021 Honorees

    The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is honored to present the Class of 2021 Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers! These leaders have made impacts across biomedical, business, process technology &
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Facts & Congrats

  • Texas ChE graduate and undergraduate programs ranked #5 and #4 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report
  • Texas ChE ranked #2 U.S. public program and #7 in the world for chemical engineering in 2020 Shanghai Rankings
  • Our faculty (1 percent of UT faculty) have won 60 percent of the UT Office of Technology Commercialization’s Inventor of the Year awards
  • More than 100 department alumni have gone on to be faculty members around the world
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • The department has a network of more than 7,000 alumni world-wide
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding

    Meet our Faculty

    John Ekerdt

    Associate Dean for Research & Professor Ekerdt works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Electronic materials chemistry; Thin film growth kinetics and chemistry; Barrier materials; Biomass conversion kinetics and chemistry.

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