• Greg Fenves Officially Named UT Austin President

    Greg Fenves Officially Named UT Austin President

    Gregory L. Fenves, Cockrell School Dean for 5 Years, will assume the role of President in June.
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  • Why UT Is The Energy University

    Why UT Is The Energy University

    ChE professors Tom Edgar and Brian Korgel are included in the first article of a series of stories examining UT’s strengths as the energy university.
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  • Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

    Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

    Department students have earned more NSF Fellowships than any other chemical engineering program nationwide over the past three years, see our 2015 recipients.
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  • Researchers Selected for Startup Business Plan Competition

    Researchers Selected for Startup Business Plan Competition

    Taylor Harvey and Aaron Chockla will participate in the world's largest student startup competition soon and they need your vote!
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Did you know?

  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the undergraduate program No. 6

    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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