Facts & Figures

The department seeks to create and apply new knowledge in chemical engineering and materials science to meet national and global needs in areas of biotechnology, healthcare, energy and the environment. ChEMS provides personalized educational experiences, high-level training and a strong support network for achieving career goals. The department benefi ts from national funding agency support and partnerships with surrounding high-tech industry, offering opportunities for collaboration, internships and job placement.

Founded

  • 2002


Graduate Students

  • 174 M.S., Ph.D. degrees (2016-17):
    • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering


Undergraduate Students

  • 407 B.S. degrees (2016-17):
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Materials Science Engineering


Faculty

  • 19 Full-time
  • 27 Affiliated

Recognition

  • 2 National Academy of Engineering Members
  • 5 NSF CAREER Awards
  • 1 Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • 1 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • 2 Endowed Chairs
  • 1 Distinguished Professor
  • 2 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Awards


Research & Expenditures

  • 4 World-class centers
  • 5 Research thrusts
    • Biomolecular Engineering & Biomaterials
    • Energy Sustainability
    • Environment
    • Microstructured Materials
    • Nanotechnology & Nanoengineering
  • 2015-16 Research expenditures: $5.7M