Chemical & Materials Engineering
Dr. Ravi Vilupanur, Chair of Chemical And Materials Engineering & Receipient of the Provost's Award for Excellence
The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department prepares engineers for a career in the development and application of processes that involve chemical and physical materials transformations. The program offers a degree in Chemical Engineering, which includes work related to the design, construction and operation of plants for fuels, plastics, fibers, foods and pharmaceuticals. Because of their strong background in chemistry and materials processing, many chemical engineers also work for industry as environmental engineers. The department also offers a minor in Materials Engineering, emphasizing ceramics, polymers, metals and alloys.