• Raising A Future Scientist

    Professors Michael Baldea and Lydia Contreras launch a program to engage underrepresented middle schoolers in STEM education.
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  • Top-Ranked Graduate Programs

    The department’s graduate program maintained its No.6 spot in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, while the Cockrell School rose to No. 10.
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  • AIChE Retains E-Week Title

    For the second year in a row, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter has been crowned champions of Engineering Week.
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  • Peppas Elected to the Academy of Athens

    In recognition of his scientific contributions, Prof. Peppas has been inducted to the Academy of Athens. He is one of three UT Austin professors to have ever received this honor.
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  • Seniors Start A Legacy

    Six seniors have each pledged $5,000 over five years to create a Senior Class Endowment that will fund undergraduate research opportunities and teaching incentives. They hope others give, too.
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Did you know?

  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta undergraduate program No. 9
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty

    Meet our Faculty

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    Benny Freeman

    Professor Freeman works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Polymers; Separations with specific interests in Gas separation materials; Gas-vapor barrier materials; Membranes for water purification; Membrane module modeling.

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