Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in chemical engineering.
Applying biological, chemical, and physical principles to society’s grand challenges.
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September 15, 2020
Prof. White received a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The project is titled "Lea ...
July 20, 2020
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The US Navy leads the way in efficient, nuclear-powered vessels. All ...
June 16, 2020
Dear Students, Alumni, and Colleagues:The Department of Chemical Engineering stands in solidarity wi ...
May 15, 2020
The complexity of the corona virus makes it difficult for researchers to simulate how potential vacc ...
May 11, 2020
Even with this year’s team not knowing if they would be able to attend the AIChE ChemE Car com ...
EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The Department of Chemical Engineering is sponsoring a panel discussion at 4 p.m. this Friday on equity and inclusion in that field, featuring four of its alumni–Genevieve McSpaden ’13 ’14MS, John Ofori ’96PhD, Mary Fromm ’86 ’07MBA, and Chantel Gaudet ’14 ’15MS– along with John Barker ’09PhD, AS&E senior associate dean of faculty. Register here for what promises to be an interesting discussion. You can submit questions for the panelists here.
Eisenberg Fellows Research Presentations
Stick around for research presentations by five of the department’s undergraduate Eisenberg Fellow immediately after the panel discussion.
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.
Two Post Doctoral Positions Openings
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).
Chem-E-Car team shares its latest vehicle, built from scratch, powered by chemical reactions.
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.Continue Reading
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