Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
What is Chemical Engineering?|
Chemical Engineering combines the principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology with engineering practices in order to improve the human environment. This definition is intentionally broad because of the wide range of industries that call for the services of Chemical Engineers.
Chemical Engineers have long been regarded as the most versatile of all engineers; yet many opportunities exist to specialize in a particular area. Chemical engineers invent, develop, design, operate, and manage processes. We make products that meet societys needs. We play key roles in industries as varied as petroleum, petrochemicals, food, materials, specialty chemicals, power production, environmental control, waste management, and biotechnology. Youll find us wherever an understanding of chemical transformations and separations is necessary in addition to knowledge from other engineering fields. Examples of chemical engineering processes are the refining of crude oil by distillation, production of insulin through a fermentation process and catalytic converters for reducing automotive emissions.
The Chemical Engineering curriculum is a strong combination of both theoretical and practical coursework. We first build a strong foundation in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. You will then learn to apply this knowledge to the practice of chemical engineering, including heat and mass transfer, unit operations, chemical reaction engineering, process control, modeling and simulation, economics, and plant design. The program culminates with a design project that integrates the knowledge gained during the prior four years to solve a real chemical engineering problem.
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The technology solutions to many of these problems fall squarely within the domain of Chemical Engineering.
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What About the University of Toledo?
Our school is large enough to have many exciting opportunities and challenging activities, but not too big where students lose their identity. This is especially true in engineering where there are relatively small classes and faculty take a personal interest in students.
The Chemical Engineering Department at UT
The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Students graduate in five years, during which time they complete a mandatory co-op work experience. All classes are taught by faculty who remain accessible to students to answer questions and assist with problems that students are having in understanding new material and difficult concepts. Students can complete a regular program, or may tailor their curriculum to provide a specialization in either the polymers or the environmental area.
Faculty members are respected experts in their chosen area of specialization. Students can participate in the ongoing research activities during all levels of their college career. As participants in the research activities, our students enjoy the opportunity to attend professional research conference to present their results.
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What are the facilities like?
Next to Nitschke Hall is Palmer Hall, the primary classroom facility for engineering students. Palmer is regularly upgraded with new equipment to improve the dissemination of information. Virtually all classrooms are equipped with a computer and projector for instruction. We are working to develop interactive classrooms, in which faculty can work with students directly through their computers to create a hands-on environment for the solution of engineering problems.
Adjacent to Nitschke Hall is 1000-seat Nitschke Auditorium. A new research incubator is planned for the space between Nitschke Auditorium and Research and Technology Building 1.