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

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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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From left: PhD student Geemi Wellawatte, Andrew White, an associate professor of chemical engineering, and Aditi Seshadri ’22 in Wegmans Hall.

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Outstanding ChemE Student

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Andrew Rojnuckarin ’23, a chemical engineering major, didn't understand how important those fa ...

Congratulation Professor White

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AIChE Highlights Professor Mueller

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Today for #WomensHistoryMonth we highlight Prof. Astrid M Müller! Dr. Müller is an Assista ...

Congrats to Our Fall TA Award Winners

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The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award (UGTA) recognizes an undergraduate student whos ...

Congratulation to AIChE Poster Completion Winners!

December 2, 2021

Jeremy Rivkin '22 and Kareem Abdelmaqsoud '22 who were among the poster competition winners at ...

Hogan Wins STEP Ahead Award

November 29, 2021

Chemical engineering alumna Kayleigh Hogan ’12 (T5) has been selected as a recipient of the Wo ...

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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.

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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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