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February 11, 2019
Each year, teams of Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seniors in ABET-accredited majors complete a culminating design project. The projects are often sponsored by outside companies or agencies, including a previous collaboration with Golisano to design an accelerometer to monitor chest wall movement for children on mechanical ventilation. The projects allow the students to apply what they’ve learned in class to “real world” projects with “real world” time and design constraints.
October 12, 2018
The NEC C&C Foundation today announced that the 2018 C&C Prize will be awarded to Professor Ching Tang, for his contributions to quantum annealing and to research into random spin systems which underlie the fundamental mechanism enabling the development of quantum annealing machines, and to discovery and pioneering development of thin-film organic light-emitting devices.
January 31, 2019
August 10, 2018
February 9, 2019
The 17th G.J. & S.T. Su Distinguished Lectureship
April 18, 2019
Hawkins-Carlson Room - RRL
Lunch Reception: 12p.m.
Professor Daniel G. Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy
Department of Chemistry
& Chemical Biology
Professor Gouq-Jen Su (1908-1996)
With the establishment of the Su Conference Room and the Su Distinguished Lecture Series, the University of Rochester joins the Su family in honoring Professor Su's long and distinguished career in Chemical Engineering and the spirit with which he pursued it.
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).
Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant
An augmented reality (AR) light table and 3D-printed chemical reactors connected by sticks are part of an innovative teaching experiment that allows student engineers to simulate reactions in a real-life, sprawling chemical plant.Read More
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