• David Allen Named Chair of the Institute for Sustainability

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has selected Prof. Allen to lead interdisciplinary efforts in sustainable and green engineering.
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  • 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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Did you know?

  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • The department generates $20 million in annual research funding
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the undergraduate program No. 6
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • The average starting salary for Ph.D. graduates is $95,423
  • Our faculty publish an average of 250 papers per year
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world

    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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