• 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?

  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has a network of more than 6,000 alumni world-wide

    Meet our Faculty

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    John Ekerdt

    Associate Dean for Research & Professor Ekerdt works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Electronic materials chemistry; Thin film growth kinetics and chemistry; Barrier materials; Biomass conversion kinetics and chemistry.

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