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Chemical Engineering

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Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program

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Spotlights

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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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News

Graphic with a head shot photo of Jim Stice in his later years of teaching. He's wearing a suit and tie and eye glasses. The graphic reads, "Celebrating the Life of Jim E. Stice, the Bob R. Dorsey Professor Emeritus in Engineering, Sept. 19, 1929 through July 16, 2022.

The Passing of Professor Emeritus Jim Stice

The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is saddened to share the news that James "Jim" Edward Stice, the Bob R. Dorsey Professor Emeritus in Engineering, passed away on July 16, 2022 at the age of 93 in Austin, Texas.

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Roger Bonnecaze stands outside the EER building on the UT Austin campus. A tall, slim man, he's wearing a gray suit with a red tie and dary eye glasses.

Texas ChE's Roger Bonnecaze Named Cockrell School Dean

Roger Bonnecaze, an internationally recognized expert in rheology and modeling and simulation for nanomanufacturing who is former chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named dean of the university’s Cockrell School of Engineering after a national search.

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Class of 2022: Where are they Headed?

Meet two undergraduate and two Ph.D. students graduating May 2022. Find out what they loved about the Texas ChE program, where they're headed next and what recommendations they have for new students. 

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ChE Alum Feature Story: Insights from an International Scientist Reducing Methane Emissions

As a kid growing up in Mexico City in the 1980’s and 90’s, Daniel Zavala remembers many times when outdoor activities, like school recess, were canceled because the air quality was too dangerous to be outside. This had a big impact on the trajectory of Daniel’s career.

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