About the department
Our ambition is to be leading in science that involves both chemistry and engineering, both molecule design and device design.
The department of chemical engineering aspires to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in our discipline, and to shape that discipline as we do so. Our discipline is the art-turned-science of converting molecular understanding into products and processes that benefit mankind, using a healthy dose of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and material science whenever that is called for. Our profession, then, is eclectic by design and united by a synthetic objective. We aim for the highest quality standards in teaching and research. We have a rich heritage of over 125 years, in which we have seen our profession take shape and continuously evolve. In our department we strive for an optimum mix of diversity in background, talents, and skills at all levels to aid in flexibility, creativity, and overall efficiency of operation of the department.
We develop solutions for societal problems, leveraging our broad expertise in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics and materials science. We harness our scientific curiosity to define emerging fundamental questions and educate future leaders in the field of chemical engineering.