• Engineering What’s in Our Water

    Engineering What’s in Our Water

    Benny Freeman's research group, M-WET, is engineering simple and affordable water filters that could be a game changer for global health, energy, and the environment.
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  • Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

    Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

    Hal S. Alper, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas).
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  • Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

    Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

    A new study unravels mechanistic insights into how cells respond to their environment.
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Facts & Congrats

  • Texas ChE ranked #4 undergraduate program for chemical engineering, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report
  • McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering ranked #1 U.S. public program for chemical engineering in 2018 Shanghai Rankings
  • Texas ChE alum, Geoff Geise, receives five-year $550k NSF CAREER Award.
  • Graduate Student Ankit Agrawal Wins Streetman Prize
  • Our faculty (1 percent of UT faculty) have won 60 percent of the UT Office of Technology Commercialization’s Inventor of the Year awards
  • Peppas named as 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics
  • 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
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938

    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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