• 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?

  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students

    Meet our Faculty

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    Benny Freeman

    Professor Freeman works in Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Polymers; Separations with specific interests in Gas separation materials; Gas-vapor barrier materials; Membranes for water purification; Membrane module modeling.

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