Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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Current Headlines:

November 19,2015 Ignacio Grossmann KAIST Ignacio Grossmann delivered the 5th KAIST CBE Global Distinguished Lecture at KAIST

November 11, 2015 Il Moon NRF Il Moon appointed to work as the director of National Science and Engineering Programs in the NRF

October 27, 2015 Matos wins HENAAC award PhD Alumnus Marvi Matos wins Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference(HENAAC) award

Oct 14, 2015 Grosssmann paper selected for Best Paper Award A Paper co-authored by Professor Ignacio Grossmann has received the Computers & Chemical Engineering 2014 Best Paper Award

Recent Headlines:

Oct 8, 2015 The 2015 Alumni Newsletter is now available The Alumni newsletter, The ChemE Interface, for 2015 is now available

Oct 1, 2015 Walker selected for the 2015 AIChE WIC Mentorship Award Professor Lynn Walker has been selected for the 2015 AIChE Woman's Initiatives Committee (WIC) Mentorship Award

Sept 23, 2015 JitKang Lim Receives Awarded by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education JitKang Lim (PhD, ChemE 2009) has received the Promising Academician Award of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.

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.