About the Department

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida has over 100 years of history and tradition in excellence in chemical engineering research and education, and is among the largest and highest ranked chemical engineering programs in the southeastern region.

Our faculty are leaders in research and education. They include Distinguished Professors, Fellows of professional societies, and recipients of national and international awards. Our students are passionate about finding solutions to societal problems through application of chemical engineering principles. Our staff are committed to supporting faculty and students alike. Together, we strive to create an environment supportive of scholarly work that is also welcoming to diverse backgrounds and thinking.

Our research and educational activities extend beyond the department, as many of our faculty collaborate with peers in other disciplines and either lead or are active members of multidisciplinary centers. We are located within a short walk to the Nanoscale Research Facility, UF College of Medicine, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, and the UF Clinical & Translation Science Institute, which facilitate fruitful interdisciplinary collaborations.


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.