Chemical engineering is one of the most broadly based engineering disciplines, offering opportunities in advanced materials, bioengineering, energy, environmental engineering, microelectronics, modeling and simulation, polymers, process systems and engineering, separations and surface and interface science. In chemical engineering, students will combine areas of physics, chemistry and mathematics to study the technology of large-scale production and manufacturing of products through chemical processes.
Research and Education Programs
Dr. Alper works in Bioengineering; Energy with specific interests in Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology; Systems Biology; Biofuels production using microbial and fungal sources; Mammalian cell culture engineering; Pathway engineering for the production of novel biofuels and biochemicals; Protein engineering and evolution strategies applied to cellular engineering; Value-added products and bioactive molecules in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems; Novel molecular biology tools for gene expression and regulation.
Strategic Partnership for Research in NanotechnologyThe Strategic Partnership for Research in Nanotechnology is a network of shared experimental centers rapidly advancing and promoting nanotechnology in Texas. It aims to enhance current academic experimental centers for nanotechnology research, especially by encouraging development of joint facilities and infrastructure, that enable their usage by companies and other universities throughout the state.
Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements
Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.
At a Glance
- 6 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's undergraduate program.
- 6 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's graduate program.
- $72k The average starting salary for a chemical engineer is $72,234.