Fernando Lima, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, has earned a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work to improve modular systems for energy applications. The award comes with $500,000 in funding over a five-year period.Read Full Article
A program that grew from seven undergraduates to 300 students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels will celebrate its 100th anniversary at West Virginia University.Read Full Article
Two long-time supporters of West Virginia University have found yet another way to honor the institution that has given so much to them, while surprising one of its deans in the process.Read Full Article
WVU’s Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute has launched a national search for six scientists to form the backbone of a new push into quantitative neuroscience – an interdisciplinary approach to studying how the nervous system processes information within the human brain.Read Full Article
About Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering combines chemistry with mathematics and economics to solve problems and to find safe, efficient, and environmentally benign ways of making useful products.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. WVU offers electives for specialization in such fields as electronic materials and polymers, and an undergraduate certificate program in biomedical engineering. Open-ended design problems are introduced from the beginning, and grow in complexity as students become more proficient. As part of a capstone design course, seniors organize and operate as a team to solve a real industry problem. Faculty in the Department are involved in an active program of innovative research areas including biochemical and biomedical engineering, carbon products, catalysis and reaction engineering, fluidization, fuels, natural-gas hydrates, particle science and powder technology, polymers and composites, and semiconductor processing. Scholarships are available.
The chemical engineering curriculum is designed to give graduates a broad background in chemical engineering processes and to prepare them to become professional engineers. Students are prepared for positions in operation, development, design, construction, and management of industrial plants. These industries subject raw materials to chemical and physical changes and produce economically desirable products. Graduates are also qualified for positions with research institutions and government agencies. Learn more about our student outcomes.
The Chemical Engineering Department at West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources' vision will be realized by:
- Maintaining an emphasis on the execution of ABET-accredited, practical undergraduate chemical engineering and biomedical engineering curricula.
- Endowing students with the basic skill set needed for the chemical engineering and biomedical engineering professions.
- Preparing students for success in their chosen fields/careers, emphasis areas include: the formulation and solution of problems, leadership, working in teams, written and verbal communication, ethics, and diversity.
- Contributing to the advancement of society through the application of the STEM disciplines in learning, discovery, and service.