Corrinne and her father, Craig, now share a unique experience that few father-daughter duos can tout: they are both graduates of the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

Membership in the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional distinctions for an engineer, honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research and practice, including pioneering of new and developing fields of technology and making major advancements in engineering. In 2021, Rachel Segalman joins 106 new members and 23 foreign members elected.

Lea Hildebrandt-Ruiz is currently leading an initiative to investigate the surface chemistry of face masks and exposure to potential byproducts formed on different masks depending on the cleaning products used. Her innovative and ground-breaking research work will be foundational in the evolution of air quality research.

Delia Milliron has been a part of innovation from almost every angle. She has established herself as a leader in nanomaterials research, with an early-career resume that includes IBM and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Nicholas Peppas has been honored with the 2020 Oesper Award from the University of Cincinnati’s Chemistry Department and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to science.

People say that starting and growing a company is like giving birth and raising a child. For NwaBebé co-founders and Longhorns Texas ChE Associate Professor Lydia Contreras and Dara Chike-Obi (Law ’08, McCombs ’20) , entrepreneurship and motherhood are indeed inextricably tied. “The initial inspiration for NwaBebé was our journey into parenthood,” Chike-Obi says.

We're pleased to announce that an esteemed group of new educators will be joining our department this academic year.

Professor Jim Chelikowsky has been awarded The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society’s (TMS) John Bardeen Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and are leaders in the field of electronic materials.

Feature about Texas ChE alum Ru Schaefferkoetter and her husband Peter—a Texas ASE/EM alum—and how their Longhorn experience inspired them to establish a scholarship to help students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Poor air quality where you live can increase risk for lung-related diseases like asthma and COPD, but Texas ChE research indicates it can even increase risk for obesity.