• 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 has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • Faculty have generated ~10 start-up companies
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • 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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