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Applying science and research to help solve problems

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Exploring biotechnology and nanotechnology

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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
catalysis,  batteries,  biological & medical
systemstheory & simulationcomputational
fluid dynamicsfunctional interfaces and 
optical materials.  Check faculty's research videos.

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Recent News

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

February 8, 2021

Melodie Lawton, assistant professor of instruction in chemical engineering, joined our faculty last ...

Mueller's Paper Selected as Editor's Choice

January 25, 2021

Professor Bin Liu and the Catalysis Science & Technology Editorial Board wanted to thank and congrat ...

Summer Internship Results in Lead Authored Paper

January 4, 2021

Paul Irving ’21 of chemical engineering is lead author and Robbie Cecil ’20 of archaeolo ...


Call for Nominations
2021 Young Alumni Achievement Award

Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates for next year’s award which will be presented during 2021 Meliora Weekend.

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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).

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Chem-E-Car team shares its latest vehicle, built from scratch, powered by chemical reactions.

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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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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