• Recipient of James J. Morgan Early Career Award

    Recipient of James J. Morgan Early Career Award

    Join us in celebrating the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering's faculty, Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz, for receiving the American Chemical Society James J. Morgan Early Career Award.
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  • 5 Questions With New Chemical Engineering Chair Delia Milliron

    5 Questions With New Chemical Engineering Chair Delia Milliron

    Delia Milliron has been a part of innovation from almost every angle. But starting this week, Milliron embarks on a new challenge. She is the incoming chair of the McKetta
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  • Alumna Awarded Among Top Inventors in U.S.

    Alumna Awarded Among Top Inventors in U.S.

    Congratulations to Van N. Truskett, alumna of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, for being selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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  • New Faculty Members

    New Faculty Members

    We're pleased to announce that an esteemed group of new educators will be joining our department this academic year.
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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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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

    Hal Alper

    Associate Chair & Professor Alper works in Bioengineering; Energy with specific interests in Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology; Systems Biology; Biofuels production using microbial and fungal sources; Mammalian cell culture engineering; Pathway engineering for the production of novel biofuels and biochemicals; Protein engineering and evolution strategies applied to cellular engineering; Value-added products and bioactive molecules in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems; Novel molecular biology tools for gene expression and regulation.

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Upcoming Events

Thu 28
Feb 09

Seminar: Allie Obermeyer, Columbia University

February 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Feb 23

Seminar: Ruth Misener, Imperial College London

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am