• 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 has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta undergraduate program No. 9
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • The department has 22.75 full-time faculty
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423

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    Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

    Assistant Professor Hildebrandt Ruiz works in Environmental Engineering with specific interests in Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles (“aerosols”).

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