• 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?

  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates

    Meet our Faculty

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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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