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.
Twelve URI Chemical Engineering Students attended the 2017 AIChE Northeast Regional Student Meeting at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on March 25 & 26. Congratulations to all who participated and presented a poster! Congratulations to John Neilsen who finished in 2nd place – and to Michael Eggleston who finished in 3rd place.
The research that URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury is conducting could lead to the invention of a wearable device that could detect a wide range of biomarkers that signal the start of diseases such as cancer.