Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science (CEMS)
Many of the CEMS educational programs are integrated with faculty research in order to foster creativity and innovation in students. In the CEMS department, students and faculty have recently been engaged in entrepreneurial activities in the areas of microchemical systems and the processing of highly filled materials.
Chemical engineers design, operate, and improve a wide range of chemical processes that are vital to our society.
Graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science are equipped with a broad foundation from which to launch careers not only in the traditional petrochemical industry, specialty chemicals industry, and environmental engineering, but also in such high-tech areas as:
- Biochemical and biomedical engineering
- Electronic and semi-conductor processing
- Plastics and other high-performance materials
- Electrochemical processing
Materials science impacts nearly all industrial activities and has been a key enabler of the technological advances that have shaped the modern world.
Students of this dynamic discipline learn new materials development from molecular and nanoscale design, to highly controlled synthesis and assembly, to incorporation of their functionality into components, devices, or systems. Courses in the Stevens program also address sustainability issues related to our finite materials resources and the impact of materials utilization and disposal on the environment.