• 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?

  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs

    Meet our Faculty

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    John Ekerdt

    Associate Dean for Research & Professor Ekerdt works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Electronic materials chemistry; Thin film growth kinetics and chemistry; Barrier materials; Biomass conversion kinetics and chemistry.

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