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"Chemical Engineering"

Research & Initiatives

Algae-Based Biofuels

The University of Texas at Austin is conducting a multidisciplinary research and development program directed toward extraction of triglycerides from algae for the production of transportation fuels. The triglyceride ext... More
Faculty & Staff

Allen, David

Dr Allen is the Director of the State of Texas Air Quality Research Program; his research group has been active for decades in performing measurements and modeling of regional air quality; he was one of the lead investig... More
Faculty & Staff

Alper, Hal

Using a variety of host systems, we seek to develop the necessary genetic tools and methodologies for creating industrially-relevant organisms for biomolecules, biofuels, and biopharmaceuticals. To accomplish this task, ... More
Research & Initiatives

Cost-Effective Capture & Storage of CO2 through Energy Production from Saline Aquifers

The potential to sequester very large volumes of CO2 in deep saline aquifers is very well known. A significant fraction of these deep, high-temperature aquifers are saturated with CH4 (methane) at pressures exceeding nor... More
Courses

Design for Environment (CHE 341)

Overview of environmental assessment tools for chemical processes and products, including life cycle and risk assessments. Overview of design tools for improving environmental performance of chemical processes, including... More
Faculty & Staff

Durrenberger, Cyril

Cyril Durrenberger is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and a Research Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests lie in issues relate... More
Faculty & Staff

Edgar, Tom

Control system monitoring and diagnosis, Microelectronics manufacturing, optimization. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Technologies Technical Area Option - Chemical Engineering (BS)

The need for energy sustainability and new energy technologies provides some of the most significant scientific and engineering challenges that face society. Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to address these iss... More
Courses

Engineering and Public Policy (CHE 379, CHE 384)

This course introduces advanced undergraduates and graduate students to issues at the interface of science, technology, public policy. Students will explore perspectives in the policy decision-making process — agenda... More
Courses

Engineering Sustainable Technology (CHE 397)

Flows of materials and energy in engineering environments at local, regional, and global scales, and the interaction of those anthropogenic flows with natural cycles of materials and energy. Discusses biogeochemical flow... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Environmental Engineering Technical Option Area - Chemical Engineering (BS)

Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to contribute to the solution of environmental problems and to design processes and products that minimize environmental hazards. From pollution prevention by process optimizatio... More
Faculty & Staff

Freeman, Benny

Professor Benny Freeman received the 2008 Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology for his work on gas separations using membranes. Freeman was recognized for a number of contributions to his field. For exampl... More
Courses

Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (CHE 384; CHE 379)

"This course will be structured around GHGT-10, the 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. Attendance will be required at the Conference to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from Septe... More
Faculty & Staff

Heller, Adam

In his studies of solar energy conversion, Heller demonstrated that photo-electrochemical cells can convert efficiently sunlight to electrical power and to chemical energy, stored as hydrogen. He raised the solar convers... More
Research & Initiatives

IGERT: Sustainable Grid Integration of Distributed and Renewable Resources

A collaborative research and education project between UT-Austin and the Pecan Street Project in Austin is the basis for a recently funded NSF IGERT proposal, which is to train up to 12 graduate students per year. Alread... More
Faculty & Staff

Johnston, Keith P.

We utilize fundamental concepts in colloid and interface science and materials chemistry to design, synthesize and characterize nanocomposite materials for biomedical, pharmaceutical and energy applications. Nanotechnol... More
Faculty & Staff

Korgel, Brian A.

Nanotechnology can be defined as the study of material properties and interactions on a nanometer length scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the rational self-asse... More
Courses

Materials Chemistry for Energy (CHE 384 )

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Faculty & Staff

Mullins, Charles Buddie

The research interests of Professor Buddie Mullins include materials chemistry for energy regarding: (i) solar photoelectrocatalysis relating to the production of fuels from sunlight, (ii) the catalysis and surface chemi... More
Research & Initiatives

Pecan Street Project

UT faculty and students are providing research support for the DOE sponsored smart grid demonstration that was awarded to the Pecan Street Project ($10 million over five years). In the smart grid demonstration project at... More
Faculty & Staff

Randall, D'Arcy

Dr. Randall's Engineering-Education research focuses on critical thinking, inquiry-based learning, and engineering ethics. Her literary research focuses on poetry and poetics, Australian Literary History, and creative wr... More
Faculty & Staff

Rochelle, Gary

Control of air pollution by acid gases, carbon dioxide, and air toxics, CO2 capture, flue gas desulfurization, acid gas treating, CO2 mass transfer with chemical reaction, electrolyte thermodynamics, reaction kinetics in... More
Courses

Technology and Its Impact on the Environment (CHE 357)

Study of sources and fates of environmental pollutants; environmental quality standards--their measurement and regulation; and pollution control design procedures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisit... More