• 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?

  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • In the past 5 years, faculty have been issued 84 patents across 35 unique technologies
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department has a network of more than 6,500 alumni world-wide
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates

    Meet our Faculty

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    Michael Baldea

    Assistant Professor Baldea works in Modeling, simulation, optimization and control of process and energy systems with specific interests in Statically Equivalent Models for Simulation and Optimization of Complex Engineered Systems; Proactive Energy Management for Buildings: Optimal Operation and Strategic Decision Support; Fault Detection and Isolation for Multi-Scale Systems.

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