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
Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz works in Environmental Engineering with specific interests in Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles (“aerosols”).
Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security
The Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security aims to gain a scientific understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological subsurface processes from the very small scale to very large scale so that engineers can predict the behavior of CO2 and other byproducts of the energy production that may need to be stored in the subsurface.
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.