• David Allen Named Chair of the Institute for Sustainability

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has selected Prof. Allen to lead interdisciplinary efforts in sustainable and green engineering.
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  • 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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Did you know?

  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014

    Meet our Faculty

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    Keith Johnston

    Professor Johnston works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Microelectronics; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Particle engineering including nanotechnology; Drug delivery; Polymer thin films including nanocrystal composites; Environmentally responsible processing with solvents including carbon dioxide for materials science and separation processes; Carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery .

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