• 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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  • Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

    The UK’s top professional body for chemical scientists recognized Prof. Nicholas Peppas for his outstanding contributions to chemistry.
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  • Bob Schechter’s Memorial Resolution

    A faculty committee recently completed a memorial resolution to recognize Prof. Emeritus Robert Schechter’s achievements and contributions to UT Austin.
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  • 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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Did you know?

  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • 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
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the undergraduate program No. 6
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students

    Meet our Faculty

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    Venkat Ganesan

    Professor Ganesan works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Self-assembly in polymer-particle mixtures; Simulations of dynamics of self-assembled materials; Theory and simulation of rod-coil and crystallizable polymers; Simulations of structure and properties of materials for fuel cell and photovoltaic applications.

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