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Chemical Engineering

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
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Degree Type: 
BS in Chemical Engineering
Degree/Minor Description: 

Chemical engineers are the link between science, math, environmental and societal needs. They design processes for new materials, fuels, and consumer goods. Chemical engineers are interested in how chemicals react, how products are separated and purified, how fuels and energy are transported, and how processes can be made safe and economical. They focus on understanding the environment and chemical principles to create more efficient systems and products that can help lessen the impact on the environment overall. This degree opens the door to law and business school as well as graduate school in engineering. Chemical engineers can pursue careers in sustainable manufacturing, treating waste byproducts, and researching fuels.

Research Opportunities: 

Arizona Research Laboratories: ARL provides campus-wide service facilities for university researchers and faculty. It provides laboratories and core services in different scientific disciplines where students can volunteer or receive credit for their time. Be sure to click the link and see the variety of research options available. 

BIO5 InstituteThe BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. 

Machining and Welding Center: WMC is a research facility dedicated to providing expertise for research instrument fabrication. It supports and enhances the mission of the University of Arizona by providing prototype machining, designing, fabrication, welding, cryogenic products, consultation, instructional support and community outreach programs.

Nano Fabrication and Processing Center: The Nano Fabrication Center is a research center dedicated to studies involving nanofabrication and manufacturing technology. The center involves research studies in several subjects such as semiconductors, bioengineering, microelectromechanical systems, optics, and thermoelectrics.

Rich Lab Soil, Water and Environmental Science Microbial Ecology Lab: The Rich Lab, also known as SWES-MEL, does research on microorganisms and their impact on biogeochemistry and global change.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Food Systems and Security
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Science Engagement