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We invite applications from students with bachelor degrees in any field of engineering, or in related areas such as chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, and environmental science. Admission to the Ph.D. program is offered on a competitive basis to highly qualified students showing unique potential.
Research: Internationally recognized, externally funded projects in many exciting areas of modern chemical engineering, including biomaterials, bio-interfaces, bio-molecular engineering, catalysis, complex fluids, electrochemistry, fuel cells, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, polymers, nano-materials, reaction engineering, and surface science. Fundamental principles are the key focus, and interdisciplinary collaboration abounds. Students choose a Ph.D. project and one or more research advisor(s)
by the end of Year 1.
Courses: Students take 4 core courses (engineering math, kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport), 2 Special Investigations (involving research under faculty guidance), and 4 elective courses.
Qualifying Exam: Students submit a written Prospectus motivating and describing their Ph.D. project, and defend their Prospectus via an oral Area Exam, by the beginning of Year 3.
Thesis: Students submit and publicly defend a Dissertation describing their research project and reporting key findings and conclusions.
Support: All admitted Ph.D. students receive full tuition and fee waiver, a generous stipend, and health insurance.