Research Overview

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah houses one of the nation’s top chemical engineering research programs. This program is without equal in the state of Utah and was recently ranked 5th nationally in federal research and development funding.

Our portfolio includes several specialized research strengths, honed over decades by faculty who are leaders in their fields. However, our program also includes many diverse, new and emerging fields of study. We encourage inter and intra-departmental projects that integrate the best of what our university has to offer, and address a broad range of research areas, from biomedical devices to nuclear engineering to nano materials and more. A look at our recent publications should indicate the variety and quality of research performed in our program.

Regardless of its focus, we hope to always conduct our research in accord with the highest standards of science, and with the goal of addressing the world’s most pressing technological challenges.

Important Research Links:

Research Strengths:

A description of the eight major areas of research in our department and a database of keywords describing ongoing work.

Department Publications:

A searchable database of recent publications from our department.

Associated Research Institutes & Centers:

Our faculty have aided in the genesis and continuing work of several research organizations. This work is described here, along with links to each organization’s site.


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