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Pursue a degree or take courses in chemical engineering.
Applying biological, chemical, and physical principles to society’s grand challenges.
Research includes advanced materials, nanotechnology, alternative energies, and more.
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November 27, 2019
The Department of Chemical Engineering was honored to welcome to campus Harry B. Gray, the Arnold O. ...
November 27, 2019
Members of the University of Rochester delegation to the recent AIChE national student conference in ...
November 19, 2019
Professor J. H. David Wu was invited to give the opening session plenary lecture at the 60th An ...
October 9, 2019
Andrew Wunder ’04 (MS ’05) was announced as the first-ever recipient of the Department o ...
September 3, 2019
In their pursuit of innovative ideas to enrich the intellectual character of the Center on Advanced ...
July 30, 2019
It is all well and good to learn theories in the classroom, say three University of Rochester chemic ...
July 2, 2019
The most-read published article in Journal of The Electrochemical Society belongs to Professor ...
June 26, 2019
Every weekend, when he takes his children shopping at a local wholesale store, Mitchell Anthamatten ...
The 18th G.J. & S.T. Su Distinguished Lectureship
Professor Thomas Francsco Jaramillo
Date: April 29, 2020
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
Lunch reception: TBD
Call for Nominations: 2020 Young Alumni Achievement Award
Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates for next year’s award which will be presented during 2020 Meliora Weekend. Learn more >
Did you know?
Our chemical engineering graduate program is ranked 22nd in the nation based on student ratings.
Students with a bachelors degree in chemical engineering will typically earn slightly over $2 million during their working life, the highest of 80 college majors sampled.
Professor Ching Tang was named one of Thomson Reuters 26 Citation Laureates in 2014 for his role in inventing the organic light-emitting diode (OLED).
Finding the ‘missing piece’ in social entrepreneurship
Muhammad Miqdad is graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, but his four years at Rochester are leading him to a future focused on connecting the dots between technology, business, and social good.Continue Reading
Tops in the lab and on the soccer pitch
Nik Angyal ’19 had two passions in high school: chemistry and soccer. He graduates from Rochester at the top of his class in both. His next move: pursuing his doctorate and focusing on global climate change.Continue Reading
of the 226 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Chemical Engineering in fall 2014 were female.
In a 2011 survey, the National Research Council ranked the University of Rochester’s chemical engineering program eighth in the country.
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.Learn More