• 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?

  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta undergraduate program No. 9
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • 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 average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates

    Meet our Faculty

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    Thomas Truskett

    Department Chair & Professor Truskett works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Solid-liquid interfaces; Nano-confined materials; Water’s role in biological processes; Relaxation processes in supercooled liquids.

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