Department of Chemical Engineering

Graduate Program


Test TubeThrough experimentation, theory, and computation, chemical engineers apply biological, chemical, and physical principles to contemporary problems in biotechnology, materials, energy, and the environment.

Our department offers a PhD and master's in chemical engineering and a master’s in alternative energy. Our faculty, post-doctoral research associates, and graduate students enjoy generous research support from agencies like the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Energy in addition to contributions from private industries.

The department houses two shared instruments for graduate student use: a tabletop scanning electron microscope and a rheometer.

For a more information about being a graduate student at Rochester, visit the graduate studies website.

International students: Please visit the ISO website to learn about additional steps that may be required.