Welcome to UF Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1916, with its first undergraduate degree awarded in 1920 and its first Ph.D. awarded in 1951. The department has a long history of excellence in research and education, and has had an impact in the formation of many professional and intellectual leaders in the Chemical Engineering profession. Areas of current research in the department include Bioengineering, Catalysis and Surface Science, Complex Fluids, Electrochemical Engineering, Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Materials, and Transport Processes. Chemical Engineering faculty and students benefit from close collaborations with other Engineering disciplines, as well as with faculty and students from the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, the College of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences, and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Partnerships with international collaborators and institutions enrich the educational and research experiences of students in the Department. Chemical Engineering research takes advantage of a wide array of state-of-the-art instrumentation housed in service centers throughout UF. Investments to modernize the Unit Operations Laboratory and develop advanced laboratory experiences for graduate students provide enhanced educational opportunities for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Together, these programs and facilities provide a vibrant environment supportive of cutting edge research and education.
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