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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, nanotechnology, alternative energies, and more.

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Recent News

Lawton eager to share her own ‘exciting journey’ in engineering

February 27, 2020

Last year’s senior class at Bucknell University chose Melodie Lawton as the faculty member &#8 ...

Heta Gandhi receives fellowship from Molecular Sciences Software Institute

January 14, 2020

The Andrew White lab at the University of Rochester uses computational modeling to simulate how pept ...

Harry B. Gray continues to inspire

November 27, 2019

The Department of Chemical Engineering was honored to welcome to campus Harry B. Gray, the Arnold O. ...

Students benefit from AIChE conference

November 27, 2019

Members of the University of Rochester delegation to the recent AIChE national student conference in ...

Professor J.H.David Wu Invited to the Indian Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting

November 19, 2019

Professor J. H. David Wu was invited to give the opening session plenary lecture at the 60th An ...

Andrew Wunder Wins 2019 Young Alumni Award

October 9, 2019

Andrew Wunder ’04 (MS ’05) was announced as the first-ever recipient of the Department o ...

Technology Development Fund supports a Major Project under AMPL

September 3, 2019

In their pursuit of innovative ideas to enrich the intellectual character of the Center on Advanced ...

Putting theory into practice in quest to convert CO2

July 30, 2019

It is all well and good to learn theories in the classroom, say three University of Rochester chemic ...



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
Lecture: 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 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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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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