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Applying science and engineering to solve 21st century challenges

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Developing sustainable processes and consumer goods

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Harnessing nanotechnology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence

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Pursue a degree or take courses in chemical engineering.

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Graduate Studies

Applying biological, chemical, and physical principles to society’s grand challenges.

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CHE Research

Research includes advanced materials, catalysis, batteries, biological and medical systems, theory and simulation, computational fluid dynamics, functional interfaces and optical materials.

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Harmful ‘forever chemicals’ removed from water with new electrocatalysis method

A novel approach using laser-made nanomaterials created from nonprecious metals could lay the foundation for globally scalable remediation techniques.

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Chem-E-Car Team Places 5th in Regional Conference

May 2, 2024

Congratulations to the department's Chem-E-Car Team on placing 5th in the 2024 Student Regional Conf ...

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UR Chem-E-Car

The Chem-E-Car team shares its latest vehicle, built from scratch, powered by chemical reactions.



More than 49% of the 130 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Chemical Engineering in fall 2021 were female.


More than 70% of the 2022 BS graduates have accepted an employment offer at the time of graduation or are entering graduate programs.

Why CHE?

Our faculty and students conduct research at the forefront of modern chemical engineering. We specialize in applying materials science to tackle grand challenges facing society in the areas of clean energy, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

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