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. Hwang works in Advanced Materials; Energy; Microelectronics; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Microelectronics; Surface & Interface Science with specific interests in Computational chemistry and materials science; Doping and defect engineering in electronic materials; Surface chemsitry and catalysis; Modeling of energy and catalytic materials for fuel cells, supercapacitors, Li ion batteries, thermoelectrics, and photovoltaics.
Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)
The Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) supports graduate students with a focus on advancing the understanding and design of nanostructured molecular materials for organic photovoltaic (OPV) and electrical energy storage (EES) applications. OPV materials, including solar cells, along with EES materials and batteries for all-electric vehicles, are highly promising for future energy needs.
Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements
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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.