• 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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  • Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

    Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

    Dr. Peppas joins some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers and artists as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders in the 237th AAAS class.
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  • Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award

    Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award

    Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz and her team will receive more than $620K to fund her research on air pollution.
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Did you know?

  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks our undergraduate program No. 3 in the nation
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • 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 a network of more than 7,000 alumni world-wide
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows

    Meet our Faculty

    Thomas Truskett

    Department Chair & Professor Truskett works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Solid-liquid interfaces; Nano-confined materials; Water’s role in biological processes; Relaxation processes in supercooled liquids.

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