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.
URI will partner with five other New England universities to form a regional transportation research center. With the University of Maine as the lead institution, the center will receive up to $14.2 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“The Digital Dog Nose,” created by Otto Gregory, chemical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island, could be placed at subway stations, train stations, airports and ports to detect bombs.
Joanne Compton, an instructor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at URI, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals.
Thanks to the education he received while completing his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from URI, Chris Bobba is prepared for the intense research that is required of an aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon.