Why a Ph.D. from UVA CHE?
We are a community of faculty, staff, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working together to solve important, emerging challenges in medicine, energy, environmental science and more. And, we’re like a family here. We love our faculty and student get-togethers, from our summer student seminar series to happy hours and trivia nights, adventures to local attractions or our annual holiday dinner. We invite you to keep exploring this page to get to know us better!
Mark Your Calendars
Meet our faculty and students! Please join us at our upcoming virtual event:
Dec. 15 │ 1-3 p.m. CHE Ph.D. Program Admissions Info │ Register here
You can also contact us any time at
email@example.com with questions, or complete this form to receive information about our graduate program. We can’t wait to see you!
NOTE: The GRE is waived for fall 2021 admission. U.S. and international students welcome.
The Ph.D. Student Perspective
When we’re not doing research to help solve big challenges, we get out and enjoy all the natural beauty and man-made fun Charlottesville has to offer!
“The cultural scene here is way bigger than something a town of this size should have.”
The Ph.D. Student Experience
Opportunities and Achievements
From healing wounds to protecting the environment to transforming how data is characterized, chemical engineering’s Gaden, Gainer and Kirwan Fellows are hard at work.
Workshops provide personal and professional tools to complement academic training
Mentorship is critical to graduate education, but how do faculty know if they're getting it right? Chemical engineering students and faculty looked for answers.
Five chemical engineering Ph.D. students who took on professional internships reflect on what they gained outside the lab.
Students at UVA Engineering, a leader in preparing women engineers, form nation’s second Women in Chemical Engineering advocacy group
Led by Bev Miller, students founded the nation's second chapter of Women in Chemical Engineering at UVA to help make the field a stronger community.
UVA chemical engineering student Brooke McGirr has received a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Chemical Engineering graduate students at UVA organized a new symposium to showcase their research and to mix with alumni and industry experts.
Barbara and Russell Mait were impressed with UVA chemical engineering’s recent growth and saw an opportunity to help sustain it.
Nisha Sosale, a researcher in Associate Professor Matt Lazzara’s cell signaling lab, has received an individual postdoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute.