December 5, 2016 Pandis Sinclair Spyros Pandis wins 2016 David Sinclair Award
December 1, 2016 Carnegie Scholars Three ChemE Undergrads named Andrew Carnegie Scholars
October 30, 2016 ChEGSA Symposium Graduate Students Honored at ChEGSA Symposium
September 26, 2016 Exxon Mobil Exxon-Mobil Supports Chemical Engineering
August 23, 2016 Schneider Grant Professor Jim Schneider Awarded grant for DNA Analysis
August 15, 2016 Floudas Passing Distinguished Alumnus Chris Floudas has passed away
August 12, 2016 Whitehead CMBE Professor Whitehead named 2016 Young Innovator of CMBE
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
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.