Department of Chemical Engineering

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CHE Celebrates 100 Years

Chemical engineering launched at the University of Rochester in 1915, when the field was in its infancy.

100th Anniversary Brochure

Did you know?

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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42percent

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

8out 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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