Chemical Engineering

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URI Chemical Engineering StudentChemical 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.


Department Spotlights

Research Symposium

The CHE Research Symposium was held at the Bay Campus on Tuesday, May 3rd.  Students under the guidance of CHE Faculty presented posters of their research – showcasing research that is taking place in the CHE department not only at the Graduate level but also at the Undergraduate level.


Kelsey Conahan

Read about Kelsey Conahan in the News at URI!  She is a Chemical Engineering/French major in the International Engineering Program (BS ’16).


Dr. Gregory invents bomb-detecting sensor

Dr. Gregory, professor of Chemical Engineering and co-director of URI’s Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership, has developed a sensor that can detect explosives commonly used by terrorists.

CBS Boston, Feb 23, 2016



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