When students think of chemical engineers, they might picture intent figures in lab coats hunched over strangely shaped glassware. Chemical engineers, though, do more than research at the lab bench. They translate their research from small scale discoveries to real world applications we see in our daily lives, from textiles to better cosmetics or alternative energy sources.
In the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that our expert faculty members work closely with students to provide them with the skills they need to begin their careers. Through our ABET-accredited program—which combines traditional classroom learning with laboratory experience—our students graduate with a solid understanding and appreciation of chemical engineering in the real world. Many of our undergraduates also participate in research, exploring fields including process engineering, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical engineering.
Equipped with these academic and practical tools, our graduates then find careers in hospitals, nuclear power plants, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, environmental organizations, food manufacturers, and engineering firms. The department maintains close ties with leading corporations, including Dupont, ExxonMobil, Hess Corporation, and Merck, who support our undergraduate programs with research and on-site training opportunities and advisement. For students interested in pursuing an education beyond their bachelor’s degree, Rutgers School of Engineering offers a combined BS/MS degree, merging a BS in chemical engineering with either an MS in chemical engineering or an ME in pharmaceutical engineering, and a combined BS and MBA degree.
Contact Information for the Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Director: Dr. Helen Buettner
Engineering Building C-226 , SOE, Busch Campus
Undergraduate Administrative Assistant: Lynn DeCaprio
Engineering Building C-226, SOE, Busch Campus
Office of Academic Affairs, School of Engineering
Engineering Building B-100, SOE, Busch Campus
Rutgers Engineering, as part of the state’s leading research university, provides leadership in research, technology innovation, and development. In addition to the core activities of seven academic departments, research activity supports several affiliated centers. The largest of these, the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), Wireless Information Network (WINLAB) and Engineering Research Center for Structure Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), focus on large scale, high-visibility initiatives that play to the school’s areas of strength and improve institutional standing through relevant research.
The school’s varied and ambitious research program emphasizes opportunities that are representative of faculty members’ diversity of thought. By continuing to invest resources in strategically important technology areas and research developments that improve quality of life for a global community and solve complex social and industrial challenges, the School of Engineering is advancing exciting discoveries and furthering economic development here in New Jersey and around the world.
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