University of Texas is one of the pre-eminent chemical engineering schools in the United States. Within the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Mcketta Department of Chemical Engineering works in Advanced Materials, Bioengineering, Energy, Environmental Engineering and Sciences, Polymers, Separations with specific interests in Gas separation materials, Gas-vapor barrier materials, Membranes for water purification, and Membrane module modeling.
Combining areas of physics, chemistry and mathematics, chemical engineering students study the technology of large-scale production and manufacturing of products through chemical processes. In addition to developing an advanced grasp of chemical engineering, students assist faculty and researchers on projects such as drug delivery systems, alternative fuel sources, and energy process development. Texas Engineering graduates go on to work in many industries including petrochemical, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, biomedical and environmental industries, and EnergyX already employs several.