• Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

    Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

    Dr. Peppas joins some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers and artists as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders in the 237th AAAS class.
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  • Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award

    Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz Honored by National Science Foundation with Early CAREER Award

    Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz and her team will receive more than $620K to fund her research on air pollution.
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  • Graduate Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

    Graduate Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

    Texas ChE rose to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 graduate program rankings.
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  • Delia Milliron to Receive 2017 Norman Hackerman Award

    Delia Milliron to Receive 2017 Norman Hackerman Award

    Dr. Milliron is being recognized for her leadership in chemical research and nanomaterials.
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Did you know?

  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • More than 100 department alumni have gone on to be faculty members around the world
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has two National Academy of Medicine members
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • The department has a network of more than 7,000 alumni world-wide
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Texas employed 30 percent of chemical engineers nationwide in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor—three times the next closest state, California.
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423

    Meet our Faculty

    Keith Johnston

    Professor Johnston works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Microelectronics; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Particle engineering including nanotechnology; Drug delivery; Polymer thin films including nanocrystal composites; Environmentally responsible processing with solvents including carbon dioxide for materials science and separation processes; Carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery .

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Upcoming Events

May 17

Lavender Graduation

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 18

Spring Black Grad 2017

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm