• Adam Heller Awarded Torbern Bergman Medal in Analytical Chemistry

    The award honors Heller’s work on ground-breaking diabetes management products that have improved the quality of life of millions.
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  • Tower Lighting Honors Grant Willson

    The UT Tower was recently lit to honor ChE Professor Grant Willson for winning the Japan Prize, an international award similar to the Nobel Prize.
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  • Raising A Future Scientist

    Professors Michael Baldea and Lydia Contreras launch a program to engage underrepresented middle schoolers in STEM education.
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  • Top-Ranked Graduate Programs

    The department’s graduate program maintained its No.6 spot in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, while the Cockrell School rose to No. 10.
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  • AIChE Retains E-Week Title

    For the second year in a row, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter has been crowned champions of Engineering Week.
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  • Peppas Elected to the Academy of Athens

    In recognition of his scientific contributions, Prof. Peppas has been inducted to the Academy of Athens. He is one of three UT Austin professors to have ever received this honor.
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  • Seniors Start A Legacy

    Six seniors have each pledged $5,000 over five years to create a Senior Class Endowment that will fund undergraduate research opportunities and teaching incentives. They hope others give, too.
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Did you know?

  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department has 22.75 full-time faculty
  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800

    Meet our Faculty

    Rochelle, Gary
    Gary Rochelle

    Professor Rochelle works in Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Separations with specific interests in CO2 capture from coal-fired power plants by aqueous amine scrubbing; mass transfer with fast reaction in the boundary layer.

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