• 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?

  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department has 22.75 full-time faculty
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta undergraduate program No. 9
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • The department has a network of more than 6,000 alumni world-wide
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members

    Meet our Faculty

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    Grant Willson

    Professor Willson works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Microelectronics; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers with specific interests in Polymers, materials, and processes for microelectronics; Photoresists; Liquid crystals; Computer simulation; Mass transport studies; Kinetics; Graft polymerization; Biosensor arrays; Novel processes for producing nanometer scale structures.

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