• Delia Milliron Named Next Chair

    Delia Milliron Named Next Chair

    Cockrell School Dean Sharon Wood has named distinguished researcher and professor Delia Milliron as the next Texas ChE chair. Milliron will succeed current Chair Thomas Truskett on January 16, 2021.
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  • COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy is Safe, With 76% of Patients Improving

    COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy is Safe, With 76% of Patients Improving

    Texas ChE Research Associate Jason Lavinder made key contributions to the country’s first peer-reviewed study on a promising COVID-19 treatment.
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  • Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected

    Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected

    Project Astra, led by Dave Allen, is launching novel technology to revolutionize how methane leaks are found across oil and gas sites to minimize releases into the atmosphere.
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  • Which Disinfectants And Masks Work Best Together

    Which Disinfectants And Masks Work Best Together

    Lea Hildebrant Ruiz is working on NSF funded research to study chemical reactions between disinfectants and masks when used together to fight COVID-19.
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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
  • 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
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies

    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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