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Scientists take another step in the quest to combat antibiotic resistance

A team uncovers a surprising twist in the ways bacteria spread antibiotic-resistant genes.

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Alumni Profile

Abby Zabrodsky ’14, ’19S (MBA) gives her all to her family, workplace, and alma mater

Chemical engineering alumna reflects on her career path and the importance of giving back as a mentor.

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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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