Your graduate experience should prepare you to achieve your long-term goals.
We understand that you have made a conscious choice to pursue an advanced degree and we want to make sure that you get the most out of the graduate experience. We will work with you to structure a graduate program consisting of traditional course study, non-traditional studies (independent study, distance coursework, etc.), and research that will help you to achieve your goals.
Chemical Engineering Graduate Programs
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- Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
- Chemical Engineering (M.S or M.ENG)
- Chemical Engineering (Combined B.S./M.S. or M.Eng.)
Chemical Engineering Research
We offer exciting fundamental as well as applied research opportunities in the areas of sustainable energy and material science. Our program includes high quality research with substantial interaction between the student and the research advisor(s). Research interests in the department include:
- Coal and bio-based fuels and chemicals
- Energy technologies, processes, and policies
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Photocatalytic oxidation
- Polymer reaction engineering, synthesis, and rheology
- Organic aerosol formation and partitioning
- Mathematical modeling of multicomponent aerosols
- Polymeric membranes and composite materials
- Biocomposite, nanocomposite, and nanobiocomposite materials
- Organic photovoltaic materials
- Environmental impact of heavy metals and particulate matter
- Development of carbon from waste material sources
Representative of the real‐world scenarios that you may encounter after graduation, our projects are often multi‐disciplinary in nature and involve collaborations with other engineers, scientists and industry. Projects are often conducted through collaboration with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The department also participates in the multidisciplinary masters programs within the College of Engineering & Mines.
Graduate Student Profile
Most of our admitted students have TOEFL and GRE scores that are greater than the following:
- TOEFL (greater than 550 on the paper‐based test, 213 on the computer‐based test and a composite score of 105 on the internet based TOEFL)
- Verbal (old score: 450/new score: 150)
- Quantitative (old score: 700/new score: 155)
- Analytical writing (greater than 3.5)
Most of our graduates find jobs in industry or with government research labs. About a third of our M.S. graduates continue to pursue advanced degrees at other Universities.
Our small student to faculty ratio (3‐4 graduate students per faculty) allows us to structure your program of study and research individually to meet your educational objectives.
Our "open door policy" ensures that we are always available to meet with you. This also means that you work closely and directly with your faculty advisor and not with a Post‐Doc or senior graduate student.
Most of us have industrial experience so you get to understand the real‐world consequences of your research.