• Jennifer Maynard’s Vaccine Research Showcased at SXSW

    Jennifer Maynard’s Vaccine Research Showcased at SXSW

    From health care devices and 3-D printing to connected cars, network with creators of the latest technology coming out of UT Austin.
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  • Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

    Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

    The department maintained its No. 6 standing in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s graduate program rankings, enhancing the university’s reputation for providing world-class engineering education.
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  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Engineering Education and Research Center

    Groundbreaking Ceremony for Engineering Education and Research Center

    Hundreds came out to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking for engineering’s newest research center that will advance the Cockrell School’s elite status.
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  • Introducing UT Austin’s Very Own…Organism

    Introducing UT Austin’s Very Own…Organism

    Researchers in the Alper Lab uncover a new organism and name it after Bevo, the university's beloved Longhorn mascot.
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Did you know?

  • The department has more than 700 undergraduate students
  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • Faculty have won 20 percent of major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recent years
  • Average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $73,938
  • UT Austin ranks #28 in the world’s top universities, according to Times Higher Education
  • Our students received more National Science Foundation Fellowships than any other ChE department for 2013 and 2014
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • The department has two National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)

    Meet our Faculty

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    Nicholas Peppas

    Professor Peppas works in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery with specific interests in Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues; Modeling of biomedical devices; Bionanotechnology; Molecular recognition processes.

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