Chemical engineering touches virtually every facet of our lives. Chemical engineers combine a wide range of disciplines to turn raw materials into life-saving medicines, innovative renewable energy sources, unique polymers and more.
Our program places an emphasis on hands-on learning and offers undergraduate students a chance to conduct sophisticated research with real world impacts. To build a specialty, students participate in one of three tracks: general, biology or pharmaceutical.
Graduates receive some of the highest salaries of those holding undergraduate degrees and are actively sought after by some of the most esteemed global companies and research institutions.
Geoffrey Bothun, professor and chair of the chemical engineering department at URI, will join other researchers in studying chemicals that could be contaminating drinking water and posing a human health hazard. The five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will establish URI as part of a national network of Superfund Research […]
The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) Foundation recently announced that Jie Shen of the University of Rhode Island is this year’s winner of the Emerging Researcher Award. Shen is an assistant professor in URI’s chemical engineering department and biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences department. “I was thrilled when I found out that I won,” said Shen. […]