Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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Current Headlines:

April 7, 2016 Helgeson Unilever Alumnus Matt Helgeson receives 2016 Unilever award

March 30,2016 Walker Lazarus Professor Lynn Walker wins Barbara Lazarus Award

Recent Headlines:

March 1, 2016 Spring 2016 News The Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available

February 26, 2016 Grossman Robinson Ignacio Grossmann delivered the Distinguished D.B. Robinson lecture

February 18, 2016 Walker AIChE Professor Lynn Walker Elected AIChE Fellow

February 18, 2016 Alumni PECASE Alumni Jordan Green (BS'03) and Michelle O'Malley (BS'04) Recipients of PECASE

About The Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon is one of the premier chemical engineering departments in the country. It has a 100+ year history of innovation and creativity in both teaching and in research. Our primary missions are to educate undergraduate and graduate students, and to discover and disseminate knowledge through research. The department is committed to achieving excellence in these activities, and evaluates the success and leadership of its programs using the highest standards of quality, innovation, and visibility, while at the same time providing a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our students will acquire strong fundamental skills complemented by professional skills including the ability to communicate and work in teams. Our goal is to produce students and faculty who will become leaders in their areas.

The department currently includes 21 faculty members and several adjunct professors. The student body includes approximately 200 undergraduates, 90 PhD and 100 Master's students (MChE, MS), with 25 postdoctoral research fellows and visitors. The department awards 60-70 BS degrees, 50 MChE/MS degrees, and 20 PhD degrees each year. All faculty are engaged in research and teaching.

Five faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering:
Lorenz T. Biegler

Ignacio E. Grossmann

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Jeffrey J. Siirola

Arthur Westerberg

Many faculty have received major national awards from AIChE, ACS, ASEE, AAAS, and Dreyfus and Sloan Foundations. The department has excellent computational and experimental facilities, for both teaching and research. The department is housed in Doherty Hall which has undergone a $28 million renovation, creating state-of-the art research and teaching facilities.