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Chemical Engineering


Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program


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Graduate Chemical Engineering Program


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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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TexasChE Alum Toni "TJ" Crawford and student Oreoluwa Adetutu talk in our first Texas ChE-ck In

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Research Areas

  • Advanced Materials, Polymers & Nanotechnology 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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  • Biotechnology Biotechnology

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

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  • Energy 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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  • Environmental Engineering 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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  • Modeling & Simulation 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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  • Process Engineering Process Engineering

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

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Chevron has come on as 2023 McKetta Tailgate Sponsor

McKetta Tailgate

Exciting news! Chevron has come on as the 2023 McKetta Tailgate sponsor!

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Poor Air Quality Deforms Our Cells; What Does It Mean for Their Health?

Dr. Lydia Contreras

It's a well-known fact that air quality can impact our health...

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Texas ChE Alums make cover of Texas Leader

Van and Tom Truskett

UT graduates Van and Thomas Truskett are now staff and faculty, with a deep understanding of how donors make a difference to scholarly pursuits.

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Accelerating Materials Science from Lab to Factory


The Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials recharged with funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation. 

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