• David Allen Named Chair of the Institute for Sustainability

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has selected Prof. Allen to lead interdisciplinary efforts in sustainable and green engineering.
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  • Leading Biomolecular Engineers Meet Locally

    Associate Prof. Hal Alper recently co-chaired the 5th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering at the Lost Pines Resort near Austin.
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Did you know?

  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the undergraduate program No. 6
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • In the past 5 years, faculty have been issued 84 patents across 35 unique technologies
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423

    Meet our Faculty

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    Adam Heller

    Professor Heller works in Bioengineering with specific interests in Bioelectrochemistry; Bioelectrocatalysis; Instrumentation for diabetes management; Diagnostic instrumentation.

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