• 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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  • A Century of Advancing Women in Engineering

    A Century of Advancing Women in Engineering

    A look at historic moments for women in engineering at UT Austin over the past 100 years.
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Did you know?

  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • In the past 5 years, faculty have been issued 84 patents across 35 unique technologies
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members

    Meet our Faculty

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    Christopher Ellison

    Assistant Professor Ellison works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Self-assembly and Properties of Nanostructured Polymers; Block copolymers; Synthesis of Polymers with Controlled Architectures; Nanocomposites; Relaxation and Diffusion Dynamics of Nanoconfined Polymers; Green Processing of Nanomaterials.

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