• Adam Heller Awarded Torbern Bergman Medal in Analytical Chemistry

    The award honors Heller’s work on ground-breaking diabetes management products that have improved the quality of life of millions.
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  • Tower Lighting Honors Grant Willson

    The UT Tower was recently lit to honor ChE Professor Grant Willson for winning the Japan Prize, an international award similar to the Nobel Prize.
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  • Raising A Future Scientist

    Professors Michael Baldea and Lydia Contreras launch a program to engage underrepresented middle schoolers in STEM education.
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  • Top-Ranked Graduate Programs

    The department’s graduate program maintained its No.6 spot in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, while the Cockrell School rose to No. 10.
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Did you know?

  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta undergraduate program No. 9
  • The department has 22.75 full-time faculty
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates

    Meet our Faculty

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    Venkat Ganesan

    Professor Ganesan works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Self-assembly in polymer-particle mixtures; Simulations of dynamics of self-assembled materials; Theory and simulation of rod-coil and crystallizable polymers; Simulations of structure and properties of materials for fuel cell and photovoltaic applications.

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