• Staff Spotlight Award

    Staff Spotlight Award

    We’re pleased to recognize our front-line staff who’ve continued to work on campus to keep the department running during COVID19.
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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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  • Applications Are Open

    Applications Are Open

    Interested in earning a Ph.D. with one of the top chemical engineering departments in the nation? Find out all you need to know about our graduate program and how to
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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

    Lydia Contreras

    Associate Professor Contreras works in Bioengineering with specific interests in RNA-protein interactions, RNA-protein folding; Novel molecular tools for intracellular studies of RNA-metabolism; Protein engineering for novel mechanisms of molecular recognition; Diagnostics for RNA-related diseases; Discovery of drugs targeting RNAs; Optimization strategies for therapeutic RNA/protein expression.

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