Chemical Engineering, University of Utah
Watch this video to see how donations to the department have helped improve the students' learning experience in Projects Lab.
The Projects Lab offers our students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience with state-of-the-art processing and analytical equipment.
Chemical Engineering students enroll in Projects Laboratory (also know as the Senior Lab) in the last year of their undergraduate studies. The Projects Laboratory is taught as a two class sequence.
The Senior Lab is where the Projects Laboratory is taught, and it is here that students apply theoretical knowledge by conducting experiments, operating production size equipment, and optimizing chemical processes. The goal of the Senior Lab is to provide a state-of-the-art environment where students become proficient at the skills needed in the workforce. The majority of the equipment in the lab is controlled by Opto-22 equipment, the industry standard for process control.
The Senior Lab is managed by Bob Cox. Working with the Chemical Engineering Faculty, Bob ensures the Lab will offer students excellent training to prepare them for careers in Chemical Engineering.
The operation of the Senior Lab would not be possible without the generous donations from sponsors. See this page for details on how you can become a supporter of our program. The Chemical Engineering Department thanks the following people and organizations for their support.
The Projects Lab has a wide range of state-of-the-art training equipment for a variety of chemical processes. The lab is continually changing and being updated as chemical process technology advances. A list of each piece of equipment and related details may be found here.
Currently, the lab houses numerous experiments involving heat transfer, fluid flow, chemical processes, computer control, separations and others, along with a wide range of analytical equipment.
A safe working environment for students, faculty, and visitors in the Projects Lab is of the utmost concern. Please review our safety material before you enter the projects laboratory.
Also, for each piece of equipment in the Projects Lab the standard operating procedure should be read and understood to assure safe and proper use. A list of each piece of equipment may be found here, and most all have a link to their respective standard operating procedures.