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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

School of Chemical Engineering


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Chemical Engineering Overview

Chemical Engineering remains a premier source of well-educated, well-prepared chemical engineers, educating students using innovative technologies and fostering an environment that inspires leading-edge research.

Chemical engineers work in a wide range of industries with worldwide impact. Applications include energy; pharmaceuticals and biological materials; the nutritional value of food; environmental protection and restoration; materials for computing, sensing, and communications; personal care, home care, and home health products; and system and data management.

Chemical engineers rely on their knowledge of mathematics and science - particularly chemistry - to overcome technical problems in industry and society. While the chemist studies basic chemical reactions, the chemical engineer applies the results of chemical research and transforms laboratory processes into efficient, full-scale processes or facilities. With their strong problem-solving skills and fundamental background in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, chemical engineers can seize opportunities to translate industrial problems into competitive advantages. Currently, chemical engineers demand among the highest salaries for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree.

Research here is currently being conducted with polymers and materials, nanoscale science and engineering, fluid mechanics, catalyst design and engineering, sensors, biotechnology, and many others.

Faculty

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/People/ptFaculty

Contact Information

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Office

Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering, Room G041
(765) 494-5650 Phone
(765) 494-0307 FAX

Dr. David Corti
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Chemical Engineering
 
Karissa Raderstorf
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
 
Brandi Moormann
Academic Advisor
 
Sandy Hendryx
Undergraduate Office Secretary

Graduate Information

For Graduate Information please see Chemical Engineering Graduate Program Information .

Programs

    Baccalaureate

    Courses

      Chemical Engineering

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