Join Our ChemE Family


We are thrilled that you are considering studying Chemical Engineering. As a Chemical Engineer, you can help solve some of the most pressing challenges that face our society today. This includes sustainable and efficient energy production and storage, design and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and biologics, developing technologies for climate change mitigation, and production of advanced materials to support an increasingly digital world, among others.

In March and April we are hosting three online, interactive, informational sessions led by faculty and current students. We will introduce ourselves and share some of the reasons why you would want to join our program and we will happily answer your questions about our program, our curriculum and the field of Chemical Engineering. You can sign up for one of the events here

The University of Florida is among the best institutions in the country to study Chemical Engineering. As a ChemE student, you will be welcomed and mentored by a diverse community that will support your efforts now and after graduation. In addition to offering a top-quality education, here are a few other ways:

  • We strongly support various ChemE-focused student organizations, such as our student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and competition teams, such as Chem-E Car and ChE Cube through travel awards, scholarships and funds to attend conferences, and to support professional development.
  • The Chemical Engineering Peer Advisors (ChEPA) is a student organization composed of upper-level students dedicated to mentoring new students.
  • Our renovated student center is expected to reopen in October 2024. This building has over 2,000 sq ft of dedicated space for students to meet, study, and attend student organization meetings and functions (including game nights!) This space was funded by our alumni to support you.
  • Our student body reflects a mix of genders and cultural backgrounds, ensuring you’ll feel welcome and comfortable at your home away from home.


Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos, Ph.D.
Dean’s Leadership Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida