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Why Stanford ChemE?

Stanford Chemical Engineering works on technologies to develop chemical transformations and processes, creating useful products and materials that improve society. We are tackling the major challenges of the 21st century.

Undergraduate Programs

The mission of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering is to develop students’ understanding of the core scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles that form the foundation underlying these processes. 

Graduate Programs

The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering is awarded after the completion of a minimum of 135 units of graduate work, satisfactory completion of any additional university and departmental requirements. 

The Student Experience | Stories & Voices
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from our community. 

Student Spotlight

Cheli Ruth
Ph.D. Candidate of Chemical Engineering
“Before starting college…” 
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Kolade Adebowale
Ph.D. Candidate of Chemical Engineering
“During my junior year in college…”
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Elise Loppinet
Ph.D. Candidate of Chemical Engineering
GSAC President 2020–2021
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Jeremy Binagia
Ph.D. Candidate of Chemical Engineering
"When I was an undergraduate...”
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A conventional (clear) electrolyte on the left and the novel Stanford electrolyte of the right | Image courtesy of Zhiao Yu

What’s New | Latest updates

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

Our Research & Impact

Stanford Chemical Engineering focuses on a multidisciplinary approach that draws upon Stanford’s world-leading expertise to create an impact on 21st-century challenges.

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Academic Calendar, 2020–21

Due to the ongoing COVID-19, academic dates and deadlines published may differ from the practices of the previous year and they’re subject to change. Further information can be found here.