Graduate Program Overview
The Department of Chemical Engineering’s Graduate Program at Texas Tech University is dynamic and internationally visible. The
faculty and graduate students carry out federal, state, and industrial−funded research with a
mix of experimental and theoretical/computational approaches to these subjects. Stipends are available to qualified Ph.D. candidates.
Graduate Program Brochure
To find out more about admissions and the requirements, please visit our Graduate Admissions webpage.
If you would like to know more information about the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Graduate Program that you are not able to find on our website, please feel free and contact Dr. Siva Vanapalli.
- The Department of Chemical Engineering has sixteen faculty members, including Dr. Al Sacco, Jr., dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, each of whom have extensive fundamental and applied research experience that is balanced by strong industrial experiences of several faculty members.
- The Department of Chemical Engineering’s research focuses include Bioengineering, Energy and Sustainability, Polymers and Materials, and Simulation/Modeling in Chemical Engineering.
- The department has a strong research funding portfolio with more than $5 M of new research grants in 2012 from various sources, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the American Chemical Society, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.
- Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas, (click here to view the map) which is a growing metropolitan city of more than 200,000 people and is located on top of the caprock on the South Plains of Texas. The city offers an upscale lifestyle that blends well with old−fashioned Texas hospitality and southwestern food and culture.
Academic Standards and Probation
University Academic Standards
All graduate students at Texas Tech University must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. If a student’s cumulative GPA
falls below 3.0, he/she is placed on academic probation. At this time, the student has two consecutive semesters to raise his/her
cumulative GPA to at least 3.0. If during this two semester period, his/her semester GPA drops below a 3.0, the student is subject
A student placed on suspension will be required to remain out of Graduate School for one semester. If a student is suspended two times, he/she will not be allowed to return to Graduate School. Any student who has been suspended must appeal to the Graduate School, according to OP 64.07, if reinstatement is desired. Summer sessions and/or trimester count as one semester.
Departmental Academic Standards
The Department of Chemical Engineering will permit only a single grade of C for courses listed on the Official Degree Plan. If a student earns two or more C’s or any single grade less than C, he or she must meet with a group consisting of the Faculty Advisor, Advisory Committee, and the department’s Graduate Advisor, Dr. Siva Vanapalli. This group will recommend appropriate action, which may include probation or suspension by the department.