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Chemical Engineering: Helping society meet its goals for sustainable energy, clean water and better health

Drawing on expertise in areas like catalysis, electrochemical systems, transport properties of biological systems and polymers for membranes and biomaterials, our faculty bridge the gaps between molecular-level interactions and real-world applications. Using advanced molecular engineering strategies, we are driving innovation in fields as varied and as important to society as solar energy and battery technologies, natural gas to chemical conversions, water purification, pollutant remediation, tissue engineering and pharmaceutical processing and drug delivery.

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Phone: 434-924-2512

Liheng Cai

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Soft (bio)Materials
  • Polymers
  • Biophysics
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Phone: 434-924-6281

Giorgio Carta

Lawrence R. Quarles Professor

Research Areas
  • Materials and Advanced Manufacturing for Biological Applications
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
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More About Our Department

Chemical Engineering Informational Brochure

Chemical Engineering Research Newsletter

  • 49

    Average undergraduate class size

  • $ 75 K

    Average starting salary in industry for B.S. graduates in 2017

  • 4

    Average number of graduate students per tenure track faculty

  • 22

    ChE Faculty