Chemical engineering provides students with real-world experience through laboratory classes, hands-on operation of pilot scale equipment, and research projects that result in clean energy production and medical applications.



Applicants for graduate work in chemical and biological engineering must apply for admission to UA’s Graduate School.
Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Chemical Engineering, MS

The Master’s program offers a streamlined educational experience that bolsters knowledge and professional skills in chemical engineering. The program covers basic subjects important to all chemical engineers, including thermodynamics, transport phenomena, kinetics and applied mathematics, along with coursework tailored to student interest.

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

The doctor of philosophy degree is regarded as a research degree and is granted on the basis of scholarly proficiency, distinctive achievement in a special field, and the capacity for independent, original investigation.

Graduate Application Deadlines

Domestic & International
Fall – February 1 (Priority); May 1 (Final)
Spring – July 15 (Priority); September 15 (Final)
Summer – November 1 (Priority); January 1 (Final)

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For additional information about chemical engineering graduate programs, contact Dr. Yuping Bao.

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Graduate Admissions

Applicants for graduate work in chemical and biological engineering must apply for admission to UA’s Graduate School. Regular admission may be granted to applicants who have a chemical engineering degree, a Graduate Record Examination general test score of 300 or higher, and an overall GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants from related academic programs (chemistry, biochemical engineering, etc.) will also be considered.

Conditional admission may be granted to applicants who do not meet these requirements, for example those who have degrees in related fields or a GPA below 3.0. International students must have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher (or 79 on the iBT, or 6.5 on the IELTS or 59 on PTE) for the consideration of admission to the master’s degree programs and for consideration of admission to the doctoral program. GRE Verbal and Analytical Writing scores must be consistent with the international applicant’s TOEFL score.

Funding Opportunities

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Financial Assistance

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers financial assistance to outstanding applicants in the form of teaching and research assistantships.

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GAANN Fellowships

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is pleased to offer several GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Fellowships for qualified students to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.

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About Us

ChBE Faculty/Staff

Find contact and research information for all faculty and staff of the ChBE Department.

ChBE Graduate Students

A directory of all current graduate students in ChBE.

Graduate Research Opportunities (pdf)

Our students and faculty are constantly exploring new ideas, venturing into new areas, and looking for solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.

For more information please contact
Dr. Yuping Bao.

Research Areas

Research efforts are concentrated in, but not limited to, biotechnology; computational; polymers and soft materials; electronic materials and devices; and energy and the environment.

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Spring 2024 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Time: 11am-12pm, Thursdays, Central Time
Location: HM Comer 1026

Theme Date Speaker University/Institute
August 22, 2024 Dr. Yuping Bao
Graduate Program Overview
August 29, 2024 Dr. Paul Kohl
Dr. Paul Kohl Seminar
Georgia Institute of Technology
September 5, 2024 Dr. Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos
Dr. Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos Seminar
University of Florida
September 12, 2024 Dr. Dilip Gersappe,
Dr. Dilip Gersappe Seminar
SUNY-Stony Brook
September 19, 2024 Dr. Gerri Botte
Dr. Gerri Botte Seminar
Texas Tech University
September 26, 2024 Dr. Megan Robertson
Dr. Megan Robertson Seminar
University of Houston
October 3, 2024 Dr. Karthish Manthiram
Dr. Karthish Manthiram Seminar
California Institute of Technology
October 10, 2024 Dr. Jingguang Chen
Dr. Jingguang Chen Seminar
Columbia University
October 17, 2024 Dr. Feng Jiao
Dr. Feng Jiao Seminar
Washington University in Saint Louis
October 24, 2024 Dr. Bryan Pivovar
Dr. Bryan Pivovar Seminar
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
November 7, 2024 Dr. Paul Kenis
Dr. Paul Kenis Seminar
Paul Kenis, University of Illinois
November 14, 2024 Dr. Umit Ozkan
Dr. Umit Ozkan Seminar
Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University
November 21, 2024 Dr. Yushan Yan
Dr. Yushan Yan Seminar
University of Delaware
December 5, 2024 Dr. Plamen Atanassov
Dr. Plamen Atanassov Seminar
University of California, Irvine

Contact: Zhongyang Wang;
ChBE office: (205) 348-6619

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