Chemical Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering @ UMass Amherst

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Home to ground-breaking collaborative research, hands-on student lab experiences, and educators committed to academic excellence.

The Chemical Engineering Department offers a highly-rated ABET accredited undergraduate program and a vibrant graduate research program that balances chemical engineering fundamentals and industrial technology. From its foundation in the 1950s, the Department has educated distinguished scholars and technical leaders.

Today, our faculty continues to be recognized for its technological innovation and contributions to engineering science fundamentals in the fields of bioengineering, materials science, nanotechnology, sustainability, and catalysis.   View our faculty-led research labs and areas of research strength.

We have a Linktree for ChE and a short faculty directory (pdf).

Wondering what Chemical Engineering is?  Check out this comic written by Ira Hysi and Luke Landherr and drawn by Monica Keszler, and funded through the AIChE Foundation and their Doing A World Of Good campaign.