• Happy 99th Birthday, Dr. McKetta!

    Prof. Emeritus John McKetta is turning 99! To mark the occasion, we invite alumni and friends to make a birthday gift in his honor to the Challenge for McKetta.
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  • Taking Innovation Abroad

    Professor Brian Korgel is leading a new nanotechnology course in Barcelona, Spain
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  • Remembering Robert S. Schechter

    The beloved professor emeritus taught engineering at UT Austin for 41 years.
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  • Top Universities Worldwide

    UT Austin was again named one of the best universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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  • Undergrad Program Ranked No.6

    U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the department’s undergraduate program No.6, while the Cockrell School held its No.10 spot at the college level.
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Did you know?

  • The department has a network of more than 6,000 alumni world-wide
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • 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 graduate program No.6
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members

    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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