Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.
Are you ready for a multidisciplinary, nontraditional career? Are you ready for a degree that will make you more competitive in today's market? Through state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and professors respected by scholars worldwide, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering is ready for you!
Our faculty and staff will advise and guide you as you learn to think critically, build on strong engineering and ethical principles, and engage in continued intellectual and personal growth. In addition, our close proximity to world-class research facilities, including Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the University of Dayton Research Institute, and GE Aviation, creates strong, real-world research possibilities in the demanding areas of chemical and materials engineering.
The department will promote and support integrated teaching/learning, scholarship, and the Marianist tradition of community, leadership, and service.
Academic programs: Learn through hands-on research and design.
Our programs are taught by world-class educators who are experts in areas such as corrosion inhibition, fluid mechanics, fuel cell technology for green energy, nanotubes, nanocomposites, nanostructures, conjugated polymers, manufacturing and testing of carbon fibers, high performance matrix resins, multifunctional and aerospace metals and composites, lithium ion batteries, biomimetic membranes, kinetics and reaction, electrochemistry, and optics materials science engineering.
The department offers the following programs at the undergraduate level. Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:
Bachelor's Plus Master's Program
Energy System Concentration
You can also choose from the following minors' programs at the undergraduate level. Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:
Minor in Bioengineering
Minor in Chemical Processing
Minor in Composite Materials
Minor in Materials Engineering
Minor in Polymer Materials
At the graduate level, the following programs are offered. Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Materials Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)
Our chemical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Careers: The demand for University of Dayton grads grows every year.
Employers pursue graduates of the University of Dayton Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering — and the demand is increasing. Chemical engineers are primarily involved in the chemical process industries that produce materials and items that you use everyday. And, because of the world's depleting resources and increasing pollution, chemical engineers are working in the demanding areas of fuel cells and nanomaterials. They are employed in research, development, design, production, sales, consulting, and management positions as well as in government and education professions. Your chemical engineering degree is also a stepping stone to fields other than engineering, such as law, medicine, or corporate management. Or, you could be part of one of the exciting careers listed below:
Opportunities: Become the complete, professional engineer.Chemical . . . Materials . . . Bioengineering . . . It's all here at the University of Dayton's Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering. You will receive solid basics and heavy laboratory-based professional experiences. The combination is potent as you study with experts respected by scholars worldwide, conduct research in facilities acknowledged as among the best-of-the-best and earn a degree that will make you more competitive.
The School of Engineering provides students with opportunities to learn and achieve outside of the classroom. We recognize our students' talents and provide opportunities for real experiences and advanced learning. We work closely with alumni and private business leaders to supply ongoing opportunities and to continue the cycle of education and service in the engineering community.
Discover the national and international measure of our research and scholarship.
Our faculty and staff are comprehensive engineers and researchers who combine the spirit of invention and innovation to strengthen our community and advance our education and research nationally and internationally.
Faculty and Staff
Our faculty members explore the biological safety of nanomaterials, develop fuel cell technology and advise the airplane industry on titanium alloys. Contact us with any questions about our research or areas of expertise. Chairperson and Director, Materials Engineering Graduate Program: Charles Browning. Director, Chemical Engineering: Michael Elsass, Director, Bioengineering Programs: Robert Wilkens. Graduate Chemical Engineering Program Coordinator: Kevin Myers. Administrative Assistant: Janet Pastor. Administrative Assistant: Dana Tobias.
Please contact us for more information about our bio, chemical or materials engineering undergraduate and graduate programs.
University of Dayton
Phone: 937-229-2627 Fax: 937-229-3433