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The scholarships I received at UT represented motivation, validation, and celebration. Each year I was motivated to pursue the highest levels of academic excellence. I worked hard for any scholarship I earned and they served as validation that my efforts were worthwhile and recognized. The financial assistance was cause for celebration for myself and my family. I am incredibly grateful for the generosity exhibited by the donors and their families, and I hope that they know their contributions played a direct role in helping me achieve my academic and professional aspirations.

- Felix Luongo

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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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RT @J_A_C_S: Synthetic Control of Intrinsic Defect Formation in Metal Oxide Nanocrystals Using Dissociated Spectator Metal Salts @DeliaMill

News

Jose Luis Bravo

Passing of José Bravo— Alum, Former EAC Member & PSTC Research Program Manager

Texas ChE alumnus José Luis Bravo passed away on November 22, 2023. 

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Jennifer Maynard Lab

Launch of Texas Biologics to Bolster Research in Therapeutics

Nearly two years after COVID-19 vaccines entered widespread use, the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences have launched Texas Biologics, a cross-disciplinary effort made up of world-renowned faculty members and researchers working across all areas of therapeutics.

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M-WET All Hands 2021

Texas ChE-led Research Center Aims to Find Better Ways to Clean Water

With rising demand and dwindling supply, water is perhaps the earth’s most critical natural resource. Contaminated water from energy-related activities is both an enormous burden and an exciting untapped opportunity.

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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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