• Changing the World While Changing Diapers

    Changing the World While Changing Diapers

    Feature about Texas ChE alum Ru Schaefferkoetter and her husband Peter—a Texas ASE/EM alum—and how their Longhorn experience inspired them to establish a scholarship to help students from non-traditional backgrounds.
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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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  • Why Where You Live Can Impact Lung Health

    Why Where You Live Can Impact Lung Health

    Poor air quality where you live can increase risk for lung-related diseases like asthma and COPD, but Texas ChE research indicates it can even increase risk for obesity.
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  • 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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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

    Brian Korgel

    Professor Korgel works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science; Nanotechnology; with specific interests in Nanostructure assembly and organizational strategies; Development of new approaches for nanoscale material synthesis and applications, including photovoltaics, thin film transistors, lithium ion batteries and medicine.

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