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The scholarships I received at UT represented motivation, validation, and celebration. Each year I was motivated to pursue the highest levels of academic excellence. I worked hard for any scholarship I earned and they served as validation that my efforts were worthwhile and recognized. The financial assistance was cause for celebration for myself and my family. I am incredibly grateful for the generosity exhibited by the donors and their families, and I hope that they know their contributions played a direct role in helping me achieve my academic and professional aspirations.

- Felix Luongo

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Alum Daniel Zavala, shares his experience as an international scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund.

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A pioneer of advanced healthcare materials, Professor Nicholas Peppas continues to innovate in the fields of healthcare materials and drug delivery. 

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Biotech senior research scientist and Texas ChE alum, Dr. Julie Fogarty, talks with Ph.D. student Dalton Towers.

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Dr. Tae Han Kim, Founding CEO and Chairman of Samsung Biologics and Texas ChE alum, talks with Ph.D. student Aaliyah Shodeinde.

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Research Areas

  • woman at desk holding piece of film Advanced Materials, Polymers & Nanotechnology

    Design and synthesis of inorganic and polymeric materials at the molecular level to achieve desirable properties for a wide range of applications

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  • person in lab wearing gloves holding pipette Biotechnology

    Applying chemical engineering principles for the development of biochemical processes and biomedical applications

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  • man in lab wearing orange glasses holding light Energy

    The development of photovoltaics, catalysts for fuels from sunlight, and electrical energy generation and storage systems engineering for energy efficiency

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  • three people in lab coats looking at beaker Environmental Engineering

    Programs to understand the fundamental science and engineering of air and water pollution, and to develop data for informed policy decisions. Process development for CO2 capture and sequestration

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  • woman and man looking and pointing at computer screen Modeling & Simulation

    The development and application of multiscale models and high performance computational simulations spanning atomic to continuum time and length scales

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  • close up of hands holding computer chip plugged in Process Engineering

    Design, modeling, optimization, and control of petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and microelectronic processes

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ChE Graduate Program Q & A with Professor Korgel

Learn more about the chemical engineering Ph.D. program with graduate recruitment advisor, Professor Korgel, from his Texas ChE Instagram Live Q & A.

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RT @maynard_lab: Congratulations again to Dr. Ahlam Qerqez @ahlamqerqez and close friend-of-the-lab Dr. George Delidakis and their families…

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Plastic-eating Enzyme Could Eliminate Billions of Tons of Landfill Waste

An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days.

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Southwest Research Institute and UT Austin Create New Opportunity for Collaborative Energy Research

“Partnerships like this that bring together researchers and leaders from across the energy field help us find and advance the highest impact solutions to our energy future,” said Brian Korgel, director of UT’s Energy Institute and professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

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Versatile ‘Nanocrystal Gel’ Could Enable Advances in Energy, Defense and Telecommunications

New applications in energy, defense and telecommunications could receive a boost after a team at The University of Texas at Austin created a new type of “nanocrystal gel” — a gel composed of tiny nanocrystals each 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair that are linked together into an organized network.

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Texas Chemical Engineers License Carbon Capture Technology to Honeywell

Honeywell plans to commercialize carbon capture technology created by researchers from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin that holds the promise of significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions from many industrial sources.

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