Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in chemical engineering.
Applying biological, chemical, and physical principles to society’s grand challenges.
Research includes advanced materials, nanotechnology, alternative energies, and more.
- Professor Douglass S. Kalika
- Dr. Timothy J. Bunning
- Professor Steve W. Martin
In the Headlines
August 11, 2017
January 11, 2017
CHE Celebrates 100 Years
Chemical engineering launched at the University of Rochester in 1915, when the field was in its infancy.
Did you know?
Our chemical engineering graduate program is ranked 22nd in the nation based on student ratings.
Students with a bachelors 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).
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.Learn More
of the 226 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Chemical Engineering in fall 2014 were female.
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.
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.Learn More