• Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

    Graduate Student Wins Idea to Product Competition

    Meghali Chopra wins I2P competition for presentation of her software tool RODEo – Recipe Optimization for Deposition and Etching.
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  • Hal Alper Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

    Hal Alper Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

    Alper wins the second-ever Emerging Inventor of the Year award announced by the UT OTC at their annual Inventor of the Year Award Ceremony & Reception program.
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  • Meet Dr. Keith Keitz

    Meet Dr. Keith Keitz

    Meet Assistant Professor and alumnus Keith Keitz (B.S. '07), one of 14 new faculty members welcomed to the Cockrell School of Engineering this fall.
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  • Alumni in Academia

    Alumni in Academia

    Five alumni share their experiences working in academia and stories of how our department aided them to where they are today.
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Did you know?

  • More than 100 department alumni have gone on to be faculty members around the world
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty

    Meet our Faculty

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    James Chelikowsky

    Professor Chelikowsky works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory with specific interests in Computational materials science; Quantum modeling for electronic materials; High performance computing.

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