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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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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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Associate Professor Andrew White from the Department of Chemical Engineering recently weighed in on ...

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Undergrads Win Big at AIChE Poster Competition

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Yiwen Sun, Phyllis Ong and Adel Fadhul won awards at the 2023 AIChE annual student conference in Orl ...

Riley Prewett Wins the Wells Prize

October 23, 2023

The Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences is recognizing three undergraduate stud ...

Alumni News

October 12, 2023

The phrase “family first” means a lot to Abby Zabrodsky ’14, ’19S (MBA). Aft ...

ChemE Faculty Promoted

September 25, 2023

The department of Chemical Engineering is happy to announce that David G. Foster, currently associat ...

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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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