• 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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  • AIChE Retains E-Week Title

    For the second year in a row, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter has been crowned champions of Engineering Week.
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  • Peppas Elected to the Academy of Athens

    In recognition of his scientific contributions, Prof. Peppas has been inducted to the Academy of Athens. He is one of three UT Austin professors to have ever received this honor.
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  • Seniors Start A Legacy

    Six seniors have each pledged $5,000 over five years to create a Senior Class Endowment that will fund undergraduate research opportunities and teaching incentives. They hope others give, too.
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Did you know?

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The department has a network of more than 6,000 alumni world-wide
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • Faculty have produced six successful start-up companies
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world

    Meet our Faculty

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    James Chelikowsky

    Professor Chelikowsky works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory with specific interests in Computational materials science; Quantum modeling for electronic materials; High performance computing.

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