Ph.D.-Chemical and Life Science Engineering, M.S.-Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Graduate students in the School of Engineering have the opportunity to pursue the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in engineering with tracks in chemical and life science engineering.
Students in the graduate chemical and life science engineering programs will gain exposure to cutting-edge research practiced by faculty members and peers. Funding comes from public and private sector entities, and sponsored research areas include specialties in both life science engineering and chemical engineering.
Research areas in chemical and life science engineering include:
-Advanced polymers, including biopolymers and polymers in medicine
-Chemical and biochemical reactor analysis
-The study of supercritical fluids for environmentally favorable processes
-Systems biological engineering
-Stem cell engineering
-Biosensors and biochips
-Computational bioinformatics and rational drug design
Refer to the research section of the site to learn more about the varying research interests of faculty members in the department.
The Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering also is developing a new M.S. and Ph.D. in biomolecular and life science engineering to help fulfill the needs of the growing bioengineering and biotechnology industry in the U.S. and abroad.