• 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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Did you know?

  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding
  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The department has a network of more than 6,000 alumni world-wide
  • 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

    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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