• 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 a network of more than 6,000 alumni world-wide
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • 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 hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800

    Meet our Faculty

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    Isaac Sanchez

    Professor Sanchez works in Advanced Materials; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Separations; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Statistical thermodynamics of bulk and interfacial phenomena in polymers; Solubility of fluids in polymers; Computer simulations of polymer properties.

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