• 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 undergraduate program No. 9
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $72,800
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • Department faculty were awarded the highest number of patents at UT Austin in 2010-2011
  • The department generates $14.5 million in annual research funding
  • The department has 22.75 full-time faculty
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6

    Meet our Faculty

    Rochelle, Gary
    Gary Rochelle

    Professor Rochelle works in Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Separations with specific interests in CO2 capture from coal-fired power plants by aqueous amine scrubbing; mass transfer with fast reaction in the boundary layer.

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