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ChE at U.Va.

Chemical engineering involves the application of mathematics, physics, chemistry and other natural sciences, such as biology, to find economic ways of using energy and materials for the benefit of humankind.

Founded in 1908, the ChE department allows students to benefit from a modern academic curriculum and state-of-the-art instructional laboratories as well as applied research opportunities. Faculty are engaged in research in energy, biotechnology, biochemical engineering and nanomaterials.

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Our Department

ChE offers an accredited undergraduate degree in chemical engineering that includes optional concentrations in biotechnology and biochemical engineering and a pre-medical track.

Graduate degrees are awarded at the M.E., M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

U.Va. ChE Department Brochure
Fall 2016 ChE Newsletter