Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is one of the most broadly based engineering disciplines, offering opportunities in advanced materials, bioengineering, energy, environmental engineering, microelectronics, modeling and simulation, polymers, process systems and engineering, separations and surface and interface science. In chemical engineering, students will combine areas of physics, chemistry and mathematics to study the technology of large-scale production and manufacturing of products through chemical processes.

Research and Education Programs

Department Chair: Thomas Truskett

Main office: CPE, Room 2.802E

Phone: 512-471-5238

Meet Our Faculty

Peter Rossky

Photo of Rossky, Peter

Dr. Rossky works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Biological and nanoscale hydration; Supercritical solvents; Electronic dynamics; photochemistry.

Affiliated Research Centers

Texas Materials Institute (TMI)

The Texas Materials Institute serves as a “virtual” department that guides the destiny of materials science and engineering at UT.  It aims to conduct research in the areas of energy materials, nanomaterials, structural materials, electronic, magnetic and optical materials, and polymers and biomaterials.

Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements

Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.

Download all 2010-12 and 2012-14 degree plans online.

At a Glance

  • 6 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's undergraduate program.
  • 6 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's graduate program.
  • $72k The average starting salary for a chemical engineer is $72,234.