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Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
The research programs underlying the Chemical and Biological Engineering doctoral programs fall into three broad categories. Materials for Energy and Sustainability; Cell and Biomolecular Engineering; and Systems and Process Modeling. Graduate students will gain advanced study in mathematical methods in chemical engineering, chemical and catalytic reaction engineering, thermodynamics and transport phenomena.
The Biotechnology Engineering doctoral program is designed for students with undergraduate backgrounds in chemical, biochemical, or related engineering disciplines who are looking for additional expertise in molecular biology, cellular metabolism, catalytic reaction engineering, protein purification, and cell and microbe cultivation.
Soft Material Robotics (Ph.D.)
The Soft Material Robotics NSF | IGERT Ph.D. program is rooted in biomimetics. To produce new materials, structures, and controls based on discoveries in biology, students will be educated in a depth and breadth of knowledge in a range of fields, including biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Students must be comfortable working in a highly collaborative manner on high-innovation, high-risk projects.
Chemical and Biological Engineering (M.S.)
Graduate students enrolled in the Chemical and Biological Engineering master’s programs have the option of a master of science degree with or without a thesis. Those students enrolled in the M.S. program have the option to complete thesis research work in addition to the yearlong course work required for a master's degree without a thesis.
The Cell and Bioprocess Engineering track in the Bioengineering Master’s program looks at bioprocess design and optimization with emphasis on molecular and cellular processes. The core subject areas integrate applied biology, chemical reaction engineering and systems analysis. Topics include enzyme and pathway engineering; fermentation and bioreactors; and cellular systems modeling and analysis.
Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a strong foundation in physics and math are also encouraged to apply. Requirements include a basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. Some exposure to transport phenomena (for example, fluid mechanics) is strongly recommended. Students who do not meet all requirements may be admitted into the program pending the successful completion of courses aimed at the fulfillment of the requirements.
Spring: September 15
Fall: January 15
GRE General Test scores required.
For more information, visit the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.