• 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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  • Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

    The UK’s top professional body for chemical scientists recognized Prof. Nicholas Peppas for his outstanding contributions to chemistry.
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  • Bob Schechter’s Memorial Resolution

    A faculty committee recently completed a memorial resolution to recognize Prof. Emeritus Robert Schechter’s achievements and contributions to UT Austin.
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  • Sai Gourisankar Named Rhodes Scholar

    The ChE senior is one of 32 students nationwide being recognized for outstanding intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service.
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Did you know?

  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • The department has two Institute of Medicine members
  • The department has 23 full-time faculty
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423

    Meet our Faculty

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    Hal Alper

    Assistant Professor Alper works in Bioengineering; Energy with specific interests in Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology; Systems Biology; Biofuels production using microbial and fungal sources; Mammalian cell culture engineering; Pathway engineering for the production of novel biofuels and biochemicals; Protein engineering and evolution strategies applied to cellular engineering; Value-added products and bioactive molecules in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems; Novel molecular biology tools for gene expression and regulation.

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