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The scholarships I received at UT represented motivation, validation, and celebration. Each year I was motivated to pursue the highest levels of academic excellence. I worked hard for any scholarship I earned and they served as validation that my efforts were worthwhile and recognized. The financial assistance was cause for celebration for myself and my family. I am incredibly grateful for the generosity exhibited by the donors and their families, and I hope that they know their contributions played a direct role in helping me achieve my academic and professional aspirations.

- Felix Luongo

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Biotech senior research scientist and Texas ChE alum, Dr. Julie Fogarty, talks with Ph.D. student Dalton Towers.

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Dr. Tae Han Kim, Founding CEO and Chairman of Samsung Biologics and Texas ChE alum, talks with Ph.D. student Aaliyah Shodeinde.

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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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ChE Graduate Program Q & A with Professor Korgel

Learn more about the chemical engineering Ph.D. program with graduate recruitment advisor, Professor Korgel, from his Texas ChE Instagram Live Q & A.

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Congratulations to @UTBiomedical @TexasChE Professor Nicholas Peppas @NPeppas on this prestigious recognition.… https://t.co/ETSn8fDfwT


Texas ChE Professor Nicholas Peppas Receives Prestigious Award From AIMBE

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) awarded UT Austin Chemical Engineering professor Nicholas Peppas, Ph.D. the Professional Impact Award for Mentoring during its annual meeting this past weekend.

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McKetta Alumnae honored at The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Alumnae honored at The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in Washington D.C.

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Biomanufacturing Blasts Off to Support Space Missions and, Potentially, Life on Other Planets

As the world's attention has turned back to space travel in recent years, logistics questions about how to pull off long missions, and maybe even someday life on other planets, have popped up.

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Lydia Contreras Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Lydia Contreras is one of 65 newly elected American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) class of 2023 fellows.

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