M.S.-Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ph.D.-Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers programs of graduate study leading to both the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, with the primary emphasis on the latter.
At Rice, the PhD is primarily a research degree. Graduate education is aimed at developing each student's ability to conduct independent creative scientific research. Our graduate curriculum provides a sound understanding of engineering fundamentals so that our students are versatile, a mastery of engineering tools so that our students are productive, and clear goals of professional development so that our students are successful.
Our graduate program is large enough to offer research topics in several important areas of chemical engineering and related fields, but small enough to retain an atmosphere where student and faculty can have extensive personal contact. In addition, interdisciplinary research projects provide ample opportunities for students to interact with researchers from other disciplines, especially through the interdisciplinary institutes.
Areas of Research
-Advanced materials and complex fluids
-Energy and environmental systems