Chemical engineers apply knowledge in mathematics and science to chemical process design and optimization, solving technical problems safely and economically for a wide range of industries. Materials science focuses on the relationships among properties, functions and structural elements of traditional metal, ceramic and polymeric materials, as well as advanced materials.
Students in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science are positioned to provide leadership in battery technology; biomaterials and tissue engineering; catalysis; computational thermodynamics; drug and gene delivery; polymer and colloidal engineering; and sustainable systems engineering.
Renowned researcher of shunts and implantable devices to treat neurological disorders. Recipient of a Research Innovation Award by the Hydrocephalus Association. Research supported by National Institutes of Health and the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation.
- Wayne State chemical engineering student places second in research competition at AIChE regional event
- Harris named recipient of 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Wayne State programs ranked in the top 100 of U.S. News' 2022 Best Graduate Schools
- Wayne State and BASF announce lineup of renowned chemical engineers for third annual lecture series