With award-winning faculty and graduate students, new facilities built in 2012, multiple research centers and an emphasis on multidiscipline collaboration, ChBE is a top research department in areas ranging from biological engineering to functional materials to energy. Compare us to other institutions across the globe.

  • No. 18 chemical engineering graduate program (U.S. News & World Report, 2017)
  • No. 17 chemical engineering undergraduate program (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • No. 11 chemical engineering program (Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017)

Faculty Profile

  • Faculty (tenured or tenure-track): 25
  • Highly-cited
      • 10 faculty with h-index > 40
      • 7 faculty with h-index > 50

Faculty Excellence in Research

  • The majority of our tenure-track faculty have won one or more national research awards. Major awards include:
  •     Elected member of National Academy of Engineering (1)
  •     Elected member of the Institute of Medicine (2)
  •     Elected member of National Academy of Sciences (1)
  •     AIChE Professional Progress Award (2)
  •     National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow (1)
  •     Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator (1)
  •     AIChE Colburn Award (2)
  •     NSF Presidential Young Investigator (4)
  •     Department of Energy Early Career Award (2)
  •     NSF CAREER Award (7)
  •     Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (3)
  •     Camille-Dreyfus Teacher Scholar (3)
  •     National Institutes of Health (NIH) FIRST Award (2)
  •     MRS Outstanding Young Investigator (2)
  •     Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program Award (1)
  •     NIH New Innovator Award (1)
  •     ASEE Dow Lectureship (1)