• Texas ChEs Compete in SpaceX Hyperloop Competition

    Texas ChEs Compete in SpaceX Hyperloop Competition

    Texas ChE undergrads compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Design Weekend to create new method of high-speed, sustainable mass transit.
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  • Adam Heller Named 78th ECS Honorary Member

    Adam Heller Named 78th ECS Honorary Member

    Professor Emeritus Adam Heller named 78th ECS Honorary Member for exceptional contributions to the advancement of electrochemistry
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  • Why the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering?

    Why the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering?

    In the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, there are endless opportunities for you to learn, invent, inspire and lead.
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  • Celebrating Our Centennial

    Celebrating Our Centennial

    Join us as we celebrate the department’s impact over the past century and look at how we are leading world-changing engineering education and research for the future.
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Did you know?

  • The department hosts nine National Academy of Engineering members
  • The department has approximately 190 graduate students
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the McKetta graduate program No.6
  • We have 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
  • The National Research Council ranks the department #2 (regressions based)
  • The department has 30 graduate supervising faculty
  • UT Austin has the lowest cost of living compared to other Top 10 ChE programs
  • Department faculty and students have made up 15 percent of AIChE Institute Lecturers since 1949
  • Texas employed 30 percent of chemical engineers nationwide in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor—three times the next closest state, California.
  • Five faculty members are among the top 25 most cited chemical engineers in the world

    Meet our Faculty

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    Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

    Assistant Professor Hildebrandt Ruiz works in Environmental Engineering with specific interests in Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles (“aerosols”).

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