• 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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  • Service to Society

    Professor Adam Heller receives a national service award from AIChE for revolutionizing diabetes management.
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  • George Georgiou Named Inventor Of The Year

    The Office of Technology Commercialization honors Professor George Georgiou for developing ground-breaking medical treatments.
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Did you know?

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members

    Meet our Faculty

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    Lydia Contreras

    Assistant Professor Contreras works in Bioengineering with specific interests in RNA-protein interactions, RNA-protein folding; Novel molecular tools for intracellular studies of RNA-metabolism; Protein engineering for novel mechanisms of molecular recognition; Diagnostics for RNA-related diseases; Discovery of drugs targeting RNAs; Optimization strategies for therapeutic RNA/protein expression.

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