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Welcome the Chair

Stacey Bent, the Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of chemical engineering is the new Chair of the Department.  Bent is director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, a senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and a professor, by courtesy, of electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, and chemistry.

Academic Programs

  • BS in Chemical Engineering
  • Coterm
  • MS in Chemical Engineering
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering

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Research Themes

Chemical engineering addresses a broad range of technologies to develop chemical transformations and processes, creating useful products, and materials that improve society.

We turn our expertise in producing and manipulating chemicals to energy, medicine, electronics, and materials with new properties under the umbrella of three thematic research areas: 

  • Chemistry of Life
  • Chemistry of Energy
  • Chemistry of Environment

Chemistry of Life

Chemistry of Life at Stanford

By deepening our understanding of the fundamental processes of life, we can help improve human health. The department remains committed to both these missions.

Chemistry of Energy

Chemistry of Energy at Stanford

Though the challenges implicit in sustainable energy production are immense, the department’s current research provides ample scope for optimism. 

Chemistry of the Environment

Chemistry of Environment at Stanford

The department is committed to developing technologies that will improve and maintain environmental health.