Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Current Headlines:

Wednesday May 6, 2015 Professor Andrew Gellman in collaboartion with Dr. Yongju Yun make key discovery Professor Andrew Gellman in collaboration with Dr. Yongju Yun, who earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, have made a key discovery about amino acids, the most basic building blocks of life

Thursday May 14, 2015 Nick Sahinidis has been selected to receive the 2016 National Award and Gold Medal by HELORS The National Award and Gold Medal is given by HELORS to Greek researchers who have contributed significantly to the theory and practice of operational research

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 The 2015 Commencement Ceremony to be help May 16th at 3:00 pm The 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday May 16th at 3:00 pm in the Carnegie Music Hall

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.