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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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Krajovic Wins 1st Place

May 2, 2019

CHE junior Daniel Krajovic won 1st place in the student Poster competition on March 30, 2019 at the ...

Tenhaeff’s CAREER award will develop way to use gels as battery electrolytes

April 1, 2019

In the quest for safer lithium ion batteries for vehicles and for grid storage of renewable electric ...

Student-Designed Bubble Machine a Hit at Children's Hospital

February 11, 2019

Each year, teams of Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seniors in ABET-accre ...

Professor White Attend ISMI in Tokyo, Japan

February 9, 2019

Professor Andrew White gave a talk at the International Symposium on Materials Informatics on Data S ...

Tang Awarded the NEC 2018 C&C Prize

October 12, 2018

The NEC C&C Foundation today announced that the 2018 C&C Prize will be awarded to Professor Ching Ta ...

Professor White Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

August 10, 2018

The chemical engineering department is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Andrew White has ...

The 17th G.J. & S.T. Su Distinguished Lectureship

April 18, 2019
Hawkins-Carlson Room, RRL
Lunch reception at noon
Lecture at 1 p.m.

Professor Daniel G. Nocera

Professor's photo.Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy
Department of Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

"Artificial and Bionic Leaf: A Sustainable and Renewable Cycle for Producing Food and Fuels"

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Did you know?

Our chemical engineering graduate program is ranked 22nd in the nation based on student ratings.

Students with a bachelor’s 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).


Chemical engineering major Muhammad Miqdad.

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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.

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Nik Angyal ’19, was selected as a Google Cloud Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for men’s soccer, among other honors.

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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.

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42percent

of the 226 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Chemical Engineering in fall 2014 were female.

8out of over 100

In a 2011 survey, the National Research Council ranked the University of Rochester’s chemical engineering program eighth in the country.

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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