• 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 has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • More than 100 department alumni have gone on to be faculty members around the world
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies

    Meet our Faculty

    Rochelle, Gary
    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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