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Department Chair



Eric Shaqfeh is the Lester Levi Carter Professor and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He earned a B.S.E. summa cum laude from Princeton University (1981), and a M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1986) from Stanford University all in Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry of Life

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

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

Chemistry of the Environment

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

Upcoming Events

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Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Chemical Engineering  is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor).

The School of Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the field of computational science at the quantum level for heterogeneous and electro-catalysis and energy materials. 

Online Professional Graduate Certificates Available

Our graduate certificates are designed for students in industry, and can serve as a stepping-stone to earning a Master of Science Degree on campus or fully online.

Current Graduate Students

Current Undergraduates