• 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?

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta undergraduate program No. 9
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding

    Meet our Faculty

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    Christopher Ellison

    Assistant Professor Ellison works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Self-assembly and Properties of Nanostructured Polymers; Block copolymers; Synthesis of Polymers with Controlled Architectures; Nanocomposites; Relaxation and Diffusion Dynamics of Nanoconfined Polymers; Green Processing of Nanomaterials.

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