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Applying science and research to help solve problems

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Exploring biotechnology and nanotechnology

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Developing new chemicals and consumer goods

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Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in chemical engineering.

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Graduate Studies

Applying biological, chemical, and physical principles to society’s grand challenges.

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CHE Research

Research includes advanced materials, nanotechnology, alternative energies, and more.

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Open Positions

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester invites applications to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor, associate professor or professor rank and are scheduled to begin July 1, 2018.

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Did you know?

Our chemical engineering graduate program is ranked 22nd in the nation based on student ratings.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering will typically earn slightly over $2 million during their working life, the highest of 80 college majors sampled.

Professor Ching Tang was named one of Thomson Reuters’ 26 Citation Laureates in 2014 for his role in inventing the organic light-emitting diode (OLED).


Yifan Gao, PhD student in the lab of Wyatt Tenhaeff, assistant professor of chemical engineering, works with a iCVD (initiated chemical vapor deposition) reactor, which will be used to synthesize solid electrolytes for 3-D microbatteries. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Research Highlight

Building a better battery, large and small

If chemical engineering professor Wyatt Tenhaeff and his students succeed, their work will help create the next generation of batteries so slim they can fit inside clothing, and so large they can power a car without risk of fire.

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42
percent

of the 226 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Chemical Engineering in fall 2014 were female.

8
out of over 100

In a 2011 survey, the National Research Council ranked the University of Rochester’s chemical engineering program eighth in the country.

Why CHE?

Our faculty and students conduct research at the forefront of modern chemical engineering. We specialize in applying materials science to tackle grand challenges facing society in the areas of clean energy, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

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