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    Korgel, Milliron Lead Research and Education Efforts of $15.6M Center for Materials Research

    The Center aims to discover new types of materials for use in many applications including energy storage, medical devices and more.
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  • Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

    Department to Co-Lead $20M NSF Center To Convert Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

    The project could secure U.S. energy independence, lower energy costs and provide a lower carbon footprint to a future sustainable energy economy.
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Facts & Congrats

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks our undergraduate program No. 6 in the nation
  • Our faculty (1 percent of UT faculty) have won 60 percent of the UT Office of Technology Commercialization’s Inventor of the Year awards.
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates

    Meet our Faculty

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    Benny Freeman

    Professor Freeman works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Polymers; Separations with specific interests in Gas separation materials; Gas-vapor barrier materials; Membranes for water purification; Membrane module modeling.

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