Faculty Directory

Alphabetical index:


Chemical Engineering

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Allen, David

Professor

Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering

allen@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0049, +1 512 475 7842
CPE 3.462, PRC 1.320

Department Areas

Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry; Urban air quality and pollution prevention; Environmental and industrial reaction engineering


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Alper, Hal

Assistant Professor

halper@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4417
CPE 5.408

Department Areas

Bioengineering; Energy

Research Interests

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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Baldea, Michael

Assistant Professor

mbaldea@che.utexas.edu
CPE 4.466

Department Areas

Modeling, simulation, optimization and control of process and energy systems

Research Interests

Statically Equivalent Models for Simulation and Optimization of Complex Engineered Systems; Proactive Energy Management for Buildings: Optimal Operation and Strategic Decision Support; Fault Detection and Isolation for Multi-Scale Systems


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Bonnecaze, Roger

Professor

T. Brockett Hudson Professor in Chemical Engineering

rtb@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1497
CPE 5.454, MER 1.206

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Rheology of complex fluids; Immersion and imprint lithography; Self-assembly of nanoparticulate films; Modeling of the formation of oil reservoirs


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Chelikowsky, James

Professor

W.A. Tex Moncrief, Jr. Chair of Computational Materials

jrc@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9083
ACE 4.324

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory

Research Interests

Computational materials science; Quantum modeling for electronic materials; High performance computing


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Contreras, Lydia

Assistant Professor

lcontrer@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2453
CPE 5.410

Department Areas

Bioengineering

Research Interests

Fundamental aspects of RNA regulation and intracellular RNA assaying; Applications to neurodegenerative diseases,air quality and metabolic engineering


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Edgar, Thomas

Professor

George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering

edgar@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3080
CPE 5.422

Department Areas

Energy; Microelectronics; Process Systems and Engineering; Separations

Research Interests

Control system monitoring and diagnosis; Modeling and control of microelectronics manufacturing; Optimization of energy systems


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Ekerdt, John

Associate Dean for Research & Professor

Dick Rothwell Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering

ekerdt@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4689
CPE 4.468

Programs/Department Areas

Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Electronic materials chemistry; Thin film growth kinetics and chemistry; Barrier materials; Biomass conversion kinetics and chemistry


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Ellison, Christopher

Assistant Professor

ellison@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6300
CPE 3.418

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Self-assembly and Properties of Nanostructured Polymers; Block copolymers; Synthesis of Polymers with Controlled Architectures; Nanocomposites; Relaxation and Diffusion Dynamics of Nanoconfined Polymers; Green Processing of Nanomaterials


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Freeman, Benny

Professor

Kenneth A. Kobe Professorship in Chemical Engineering

freeman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2803, +1 512 232 3810
CPE 3.404

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Polymers; Separations

Research Interests

Gas separation materials; Gas-vapor barrier materials; Membranes for water purification; Membrane module modeling


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Ganesan, Venkat

Professor

venkat@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4856
CPE 3.414

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Self-assembly in polymer-particle mixtures; Simulations of dynamics of self-assembled materials; Theory and simulation of rod-coil and crystallizable polymers; Simulations of structure and properties of materials for fuel cell and photovoltaic applications


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Georgiou, George

Biomedical Engineering
Professor

Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 9

gg@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6975
CPE 4.410

Department Areas

Cellular and Bio-Molecular Engineering

Research Interests

Discovery and preclinical/clinical development of protein therapeutics; vaccine evaluation; analysis of human immune responses in health and disease


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Heller, Adam

Research Professor

heller@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8874, +1 512 471 8795
CPE 4.450, ETC 8.122

Department Areas

Bioengineering

Research Interests

Bioelectrochemistry; Bioelectrocatalysis; Instrumentation for diabetes management; Diagnostic instrumentation


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Hildebrandt Ruiz, Lea

Assistant Professor

lhr@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1050
CPE 3.470

Department Areas

Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles (“aerosols”)


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Hwang, Gyeong

Professor

gshwang@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4847
CPE 4.404

Programs/Department Areas

Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials; Energy; Microelectronics; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Computational chemistry and materials science; Doping and defect engineering in electronic materials; Surface chemsitry and catalysis; Modeling of energy and catalytic materials for fuel cells, supercapacitors, Li ion batteries, thermoelectrics, and photovoltaics


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Johnston, Keith

Professor

M.C. (Bud) and Mary Beth Baird Endowed Chair

kpj@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4617
CPE 5.414

Programs/Department Areas

Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Microelectronics; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Particle engineering including nanotechnology; Drug delivery; Polymer thin films including nanocrystal composites; Environmentally responsible processing with solvents including carbon dioxide for materials science and separation processes; Carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery


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Korgel, Brian

Professor

T. Brockett Hudson Professor of Chemical Engineering

korgel@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5633
CPE 4.462, CPE 2.802

Programs/Department Areas

Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Energy; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science; Nanotechnology;

Research Interests

Nanostructure assembly and organizational strategies; Development of new approaches for nanoscale material synthesis and applications, including photovoltaics, thin film transistors, lithium ion batteries and medicine


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Maynard, Jennifer

Associate Professor

maynard@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9188
CPE 5.466

Department Areas

Bioengineering

Research Interests

Control of cellular immunity through manipulation of T cell receptor interactions; Reverse-engineer pathogenic strategies used by bacterial pathogens for biotechnological applications; Apply protein engineering approaches to issues in structural biology


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Mullins, C. Buddie

Assistant Department Chair & Professor

Z.D. Bonner Professorship in Chemical Engineering

mullins@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5817
CPE 4.418

Programs/Department Areas

Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials, Energy, Surface and Interface Science

Research Interests

Materials Chemistry for Energy studies regarding solar photoelectrocatalysis; Catalysis of nano-structured surfaces; Materials for lithium-ion battery electrodes


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Paul, Donald

Professor

Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering

drp@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5392
CPE 3.450

Programs/Department Areas

Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials; Energy; Polymers; Separation

Research Interests

Materials; Polymers; Membranes; Composites


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Rochelle, Gary

Professor

Carol & Henry Groppe Professorship in Chemical Engineering

rochelle@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7230
CPE 5.458

Department Areas

Energy; Environmental Engineering and Sciences; Separations

Research Interests

CO2 capture from coal-fired power plants by aqueous amine scrubbing; mass transfer with fast reaction in the boundary layer;


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Rossky, Peter

Professor

peter.rossky@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3555, +1 512 471 1092
WEL 3.204, WEL 3.152

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Biological and nanoscale hydration; Supercritical solvents; Electronic dynamics; photochemistry


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Sanchez, Isaac

Professor

William J. (Bill) Murray, Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering

sanchez@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1020
CPE 3.408

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Separations; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Statistical thermodynamics of bulk and interfacial phenomena in polymers; Solubility of fluids in polymers; Computer simulations of polymer properties


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Truskett, Thomas

Department Chair & Professor

Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professorship in Chemical Engineering

truskett@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6308
CPE 2.802E

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Self-assembly; Design of materials; Protein therapeutics and biomedical Imaging; Water’s role in biological processes; Complex fluids


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Willson, C. Grant

Professor

Rashid Engineering Regents Chair

willson@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4342
WEL 5.240

Programs/Department Areas

Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials; Bioengineering; Microelectronics; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Polymers

Research Interests

Polymers, materials, and processes for microelectronics; Photoresists; Liquid crystals; Computer simulation; Mass transport studies; Kinetics; Graft polymerization; Biosensor arrays; Novel processes for producing nanometer scale structures