Graphic with a head shot photo of Jim Stice in his later years of teaching. He's wearing a suit and tie and eye glasses. The graphic reads, "Celebrating the Life of Jim E. Stice, the Bob R. Dorsey Professor Emeritus in Engineering, Sept. 19, 1929 through July 16, 2022.

The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is saddened to share the news that James "Jim" Edward Stice, the Bob R. Dorsey Professor Emeritus in Engineering, passed away on July 16, 2022 at the age of 93 in Austin, Texas.

Roger Bonnecaze stands outside the EER building on the UT Austin campus. A tall, slim man, he's wearing a gray suit with a red tie and dary eye glasses.

Roger Bonnecaze, an internationally recognized expert in rheology and modeling and simulation for nanomanufacturing who is former chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named dean of the university’s Cockrell School of Engineering after a national search.

Benny Freeman, Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and Director for the Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems (M-WET) wins the 2022 AIChE Separations Division Founder’s Award

Meet two undergraduate and two Ph.D. students graduating May 2022. Find out what they loved about the Texas ChE program, where they're headed next and what recommendations they have for new students. 

As a kid growing up in Mexico City in the 1980’s and 90’s, Daniel Zavala remembers many times when outdoor activities, like school recess, were canceled because the air quality was too dangerous to be outside. This had a big impact on the trajectory of Daniel’s career.

A pile of plastic bottles and other plastic waste at a landfill

An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days.

Thomas Edgar receives Nordic Process Control Award

Professor Thomas F. Edgar, highly reputed and with an outstanding academic career within the area of Process Control, received the Nordic Process Control Award during the 23rd Nordic Process Control Workshop at Luleå University of Technology, for his lasting contribution to the area.

“Partnerships like this that bring together researchers and leaders from across the energy field help us find and advance the highest impact solutions to our energy future,” said Brian Korgel, director of UT’s Energy Institute and professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

Members of the Cockrell School of Engineering community came together last week to celebrate the school's newest state-of-the-art facility, the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (GLT). The GLT fosters even more multidisciplinary collaboration across Texas Engineering and further establishes the school as a world leader in energy education and research.