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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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Hal Alper

Hal Alper elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Texas AIChE student chapter revives the McKetta Picnic

Texas AIChE student chapter revives the McKetta Picnic


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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Three Texas ChE Graduate Students receive Chevron Energy Graduate Fellowship Endowment

The Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the recipients of the Chevron Energy Graduate Fellowship Endowment.

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A Conversation with Tayler Edwards, Miss Black UT 

On March 28, 2024, Texas ChE Sophomore Tayler Edwards was crowned Miss Black UT.
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Texas ChE Projects Funded by 2024 Strategic Energy Seed Grant Program

The Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin has funded 12 research projects through its 2024 Strategic Energy Seed Grant Program,

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Texas ChE on Launching SRE (Summer Research Experience)

Texas ChE welcomes four incoming Ph.D. students to the department’s first-ever Summer Research Experience.

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