• Leading Biomolecular Engineers Meet Locally

    Associate Prof. Hal Alper recently co-chaired the 5th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering at the Lost Pines Resort near Austin.
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  • Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

    The UK’s top professional body for chemical scientists recognized Prof. Nicholas Peppas for his outstanding contributions to chemistry.
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  • Bob Schechter’s Memorial Resolution

    A faculty committee recently completed a memorial resolution to recognize Prof. Emeritus Robert Schechter’s achievements and contributions to UT Austin.
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  • Sai Gourisankar Named Rhodes Scholar

    The ChE senior is one of 32 students nationwide being recognized for outstanding intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service.
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Did you know?

  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding

    Meet our Faculty

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    Michael Baldea

    Assistant Professor Baldea works in Modeling, simulation, optimization and control of process and energy systems with specific interests in Statically Equivalent Models for Simulation and Optimization of Complex Engineered Systems; Proactive Energy Management for Buildings: Optimal Operation and Strategic Decision Support; Fault Detection and Isolation for Multi-Scale Systems.

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