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Developing new chemicals and consumer goods

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Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in chemical engineering.

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Graduate Studies

Applying biological, chemical, and physical principles to society’s grand challenges.

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CHE Research

Research includes advanced materials, nanotechnology, alternative energies, and more.

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In the Headlines

October 12, 2018

Tang Awarded the 2018 NEC C&C Prize

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. 
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Open Positions

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester invites applications to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor, associate professor or professor rank and are scheduled to begin July 1, 2018.

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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).


Research Highlight

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.

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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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