• Undergrad Program Ranked No. 4 in the U.S.

    Undergrad Program Ranked No. 4 in the U.S.

    The department was again ranked No. 4 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges undergraduate program rankings.
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  • Cutting-Edge Research

    Cutting-Edge Research

    Explore diverse and innovative research areas, from biotech, nanotech, environmental engineering, process engineering, and more.
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  • Engineering What’s in Our Water

    Engineering What’s in Our Water

    Benny Freeman's research group, M-WET, is engineering simple and affordable water filters that could be a game changer for global health, energy, and the environment.
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  • Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

    Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

    Hal S. Alper, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas).
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  • Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

    Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

    Study unravels mechanistic insights into how cells respond to their environment.
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Facts & Congrats

  • Texas ChE graduate and undergraduate programs ranked #4 in the country, according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report
  • 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
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • 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 average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423

    Meet our Faculty

    Nicholas Peppas

    Professor Peppas works in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery with specific interests in Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues; Modeling of biomedical devices; Bionanotechnology; Molecular recognition processes.

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