Message from the Chair
Welcome! Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering are engaged in world-class research in energy, nanotechnology, biofuels, nuclear energy and computer simulations of complex processes. Our comprehensive energy portfolio spans research in energy extraction, utilization, transportation and environmental impact, while our nanotechnology efforts emphasize renewable energy, sensors and medical diagnostics. Our unique strength derives from performing experiments from nanoscale to pilot scale, and high-resolution computer simulations for designing, understanding and guiding relevant physical processes.
Our department works closely with three multidisciplinary institutes – the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE), the Energy and Geoscience Institute (EGI) and the Nano Institute. With our research expenditures doubling in the last five years to more than $10 million, we offer graduate students exciting and diverse opportunities to be involved in high-impact, cutting-edge research.
Our undergraduate program is anchored by dedicated and caring faculty that are invested in our students. Our freshman laboratory constitutes hands-on designing, creating and testing experience for our students and provides an early introduction to innovation and creativity in chemical engineering. Our rigorous undergraduate curriculum prepares students with chemical engineering fundamentals along with skills needed to succeed in the workplace – communication, teamwork, ethics and a deep understanding of societal and global needs.
We encourage our students to take advantage of all the great opportunities in the department and our faculty expertise to achieve their maximum potential. We invite prospective graduate and undergraduate students to familiarize themselves with the great educational opportunities available at the University of Utah in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. We thank our friends from the industry and alumni for all the support as we look forward to building stronger, long-lasting collaborations. With ever-growing applications in energy and environment, semiconductors, pharmaceutics, medicine and food science, it is a great time to be a chemical engineer!
Professor and Chair
TerraTek, a Schlumberger Company, graciously hosting a special meeting and tour of its facilities on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 4 PM. Participants should plan on arriving for a 4:00 p.m. tour. Wes Martin, General Manager of TerraTek, will give … Continue reading
Posted April 15th, 2013 by Travis Healey
Our outreach team and several student volunteers organized the experimental design competition for the Science Olympiad yesterday. Congratulations to West, Bountiful, and Davis high schools for taking 1st 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the high school division. In the junior … Continue reading
Posted April 14th, 2013 by Anthony Butterfield
Please join us for our upcoming Distinguished Lecture on April 16th in WEB L104. Please click here for more information on our Distinguished Lectures.
Posted April 11th, 2013 by Travis Healey
We are very proud of the performance of our students at this year’s AIChE Regional Meeting. In the Chem E Car Competition their cars took 3rd and 4th place, qualifying the University of Utah to compete at the national competition. … Continue reading
Posted April 7th, 2013 by Anthony Butterfield
Students from the University of Utah present their improved biomass cook stove for rural communities in Nepal. The improved stove will reduce harmful emissions and wood consumption, which will in turn improve indoor air quality, reduce harmful health effects from … Continue reading
Posted April 5th, 2013 by Travis Healey
Congratulations to our own Michael Newton, for being awarded a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship. Over 13,000 students applied this year, and only 2,000 awards were given. Within the field of engineering, Michael was the only awardee from the University … Continue reading
Posted April 5th, 2013 by Anthony Butterfield
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