• Alumna Joan Brennecke To Join Faculty

    Alumna Joan Brennecke To Join Faculty

    An expert in energy and sustainability, Brennecke will join our faculty in 2017 and is one of the first to receive funding from the Texas Gov.'s new University Research Initiative.
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  • The Class of 2016: Where are they headed?

    The Class of 2016: Where are they headed?

    103 undergraduate and graduate students earned their diplomas on May 20. Here are the college experiences of four Texas ChE grads and their plans for the future.
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  • Alumna Adrianne Rosales Accepts Texas ChE Faculty Appointment

    Alumna Adrianne Rosales Accepts Texas ChE Faculty Appointment

    Rosales (B.S. '07) will join the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering faculty as an assistant professor beginning fall 2017.
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  • Texas ChE Raises $28 Million to Complete Historic Campaign

    Texas ChE Raises $28 Million to Complete Historic Campaign

    The Challenge for McKetta raised $28M, far exceeding the campaign goal of $25M. The achievement marks the largest department fundraising campaign in Cockrell School history.
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Did you know?

  • 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 average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding

    Meet our Faculty

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    Nicholas Peppas

    Professor Peppas works in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery with specific interests in Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues; Modeling of biomedical devices; Bionanotechnology; Molecular recognition processes.

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