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Welcome from the Chair

The Department has been abuzz with activity — never have times been as interesting. As we marvel over our new home in the Shriram Center, we pause to reflect on fundamental principles and goals, opportunities to reinvent ourselves in the face of shifting paradigms, as well as opportunities to recommit ourselves to excellence.

— Prof. Eric S. G. Shaqfeh, Chair

Academic Programs

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

Financial Aid, others

Upcoming Events

Shriram Center, Room 104
Building 420, Room 041

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.