Chemical Engineering

What Do Our Students Love About Chemical Engineering?

Watch our video to learn about the analytical thinking behind chemical engineering. Our students talk about their class structure, cool research projects they're involved in, and chemical engineering specific orgs that we have!

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Keep scrolling for information on professors, current students, student organizations, and more!

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Faculty Podcasts

Listen to our extensive podcasts to hear from two of our star professors. Dr. Iraj Ershaghi is the head of our petroleum engineering faculty, while Dr. Lessa Grunenfelder is on of our amazing materials science professors. Both faculty represent two our most popular emphases.

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Meet Dr. Andrea Armani,

Specialist in glass and polymers for integrated optical devices

“I like to see enthusiasm. I want someone who is really excited about doing research, who is really excited about looking outside of the textbook.”Dr. Armani

Meet Our Chemical Engineering Students

Maria and Sophie discuss their favorite parts of being CHE students

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Chemical engineering professors are really accessible, I always feel welcome talking to them about anything from the class homework to advice on internships. I know all of my professors really well.
– Maria, Class of 2018
Chemical engineering is such a fascinating subject for me because it explains many of the everyday interactions around us. How long does it take your pasta pot to heat up? Why is your bike rusting? These questions are part of a larger system of physical and chemical properties we can use to make all sorts of stuff.
– Sophie, Class of 2018

Related Majors

“I chose to study Environmental Engineering because it’s a field where I’m not only studying environmental issues, but I’m learning how to fix them. As an Environmental Engineer, I will be able to solve environmental problems in a practical way, while still allowing people to live the way they’ve grown accustomed to.”

– Bria, Class of 2018
Check out our Civil and Environmental page!

“Studying biomedical engineering gives you the opportunity to solve just about any medical problem. From prosthetics to pharmaceuticals to neural engineering, there are endless choices for BME students to choose how they will make an impact.”

-Alex, Class of 2017
Check Out the Biomedical Engineering Page!

“Industrial Systems Engineering is the perfect major to combine both analytical and engineering skills with business.”

– Ally, Class of 2017

Check out our Industrial and Systems page!

Related Student Orgs

Design teams are the perfect combination of hands on and theoretical. By combining and applying students skills, design teams allow students to transform their creative ideas into something great for the public.

Design Teams
Entrepreneurial student organizations take the initiative to empowering students to realize their innovative potential. They encourage creative thinking, independence and often organize events to connect students to startup or smaller companies looking for talent.

Entrepreneurship
Professional student organizations provide students to not only network with other engineering students with similar interests but also graduate students, professors and industry representatives. These organizations often inform students the possible opportunities available after graduation through a variety of networking events.

Professional and Academic