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the McKetta Department of
Chemical Engineering

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Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program

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Graduate Chemical Engineering Program

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As an alum of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering you are among a global network of more than 8,000 professionals across a wide variety of industries. Below are the best ways you can get involved and network within this tight-knit community.

Events

Every year the department hosts several alumni-focused events on campus, across Texas and further afield. From big events like our fall Alumni Weekend, which includes our annual tailgate and Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers Banquet, to smaller events like networking happy hours and luncheons. There’s something for everyone.

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Share Your Story or Expertise

Tell your story or share your expertise by giving a guest lecture for a particular Texas ChE class, participating in a Fireside Chat with a smaller group of students or give a talk as part of our Industry Perspectives series that’s open for anyone associated with the department to attend. All of these activities can take place in-person or virtually.

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Visit the Department

Has it been a while since you’ve been on campus or stepped inside the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Building? We love it when alumni and their families come visit. Let us know ahead of time and we can schedule a student-led department tour so you can see and hear about the latest Texas ChE developments.

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Connect on LinkedIn

Search for former classmates, connect with your favorite professors or boost your company’s recruitment efforts by following our McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering page on LinkedIn. You can also see the latest Texas ChE news and upcoming events by following us on our other social media channels too: Twitter (@TexasChE), Instagram (@texasche) and Facebook (@mckettache).

Updated Contact Details

One important way you can stay connected with the department and take advantage of networking opportunities is to maintain an updated email address and other contact details. If you have a new email address or you’ve recently moved or changed jobs let us know and we’ll make sure your information is updated, you can even select preferences for what kind of information you want to receive.

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Research Areas

  • woman at desk holding piece of film Advanced Materials, Polymers & Nanotechnology

    Design and synthesis of inorganic and polymeric materials at the molecular level to achieve desirable properties for a wide range of applications

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  • person in lab wearing gloves holding pipette Biotechnology

    Applying chemical engineering principles for the development of biochemical processes and biomedical applications

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  • man in lab wearing orange glasses holding light Energy

    The development of photovoltaics, catalysts for fuels from sunlight, and electrical energy generation and storage systems engineering for energy efficiency

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  • three people in lab coats looking at beaker Environmental Engineering

    Programs to understand the fundamental science and engineering of air and water pollution, and to develop data for informed policy decisions. Process development for CO2 capture and sequestration

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  • woman and man looking and pointing at computer screen Modeling & Simulation

    The development and application of multiscale models and high performance computational simulations spanning atomic to continuum time and length scales

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  • close up of hands holding computer chip plugged in Process Engineering

    Design, modeling, optimization, and control of petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and microelectronic processes

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