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.

Julia Mlinarevic

Chemical engineering student

As an engineering student, going to school in Detroit provides an extra level of opportunity to learn and find internships especially within the automotive industry. There are also a great deal of fun activities, sporting events, and art and historical venues to attend in close proximity to the university.