• Adam Heller Awarded Torbern Bergman Medal in Analytical Chemistry

    The award honors Heller’s work on ground-breaking diabetes management products that have improved the quality of life of millions.
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  • Tower Lighting Honors Grant Willson

    The UT Tower was recently lit to honor ChE Professor Grant Willson for winning the Japan Prize, an international award similar to the Nobel Prize.
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  • 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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Did you know?

  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta undergraduate program No. 9
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has 22.75 full-time faculty
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years

    Meet our Faculty

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    Hal Alper

    Assistant Professor Alper works in Bioengineering; Energy with specific interests in Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology; Systems Biology; Biofuels production using microbial and fungal sources; Mammalian cell culture engineering; Pathway engineering for the production of novel biofuels and biochemicals; Protein engineering and evolution strategies applied to cellular engineering; Value-added products and bioactive molecules in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems; Novel molecular biology tools for gene expression and regulation.

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