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 below to go to the University's Areas of Study for more information about the program of your choice:
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 below to go to the University's Areas of Study for more information about the program of your choice:
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 below to go to the University's Areas of Study for more information about the program of your choice:
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Materials Engineering (M.S. and 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.
RESEARCH: STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES AND CUTTING-EDGE TOPICS.
Algae as Alternative FuelStudent Research on DisplayAs the threat of global warming looms, the capture of carbon dioxide becomes increasingly important. Algae require carbon dioxide to grow and already remove vast quantities of the gas from the atmosphere, storing it as proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, which can be converted into nutritional supplements, fertilizer, biofuels and other valuable products. Julia Faeth, chemical engineering major, studied one particular species — Chlorella vulgaris — to develop a profile of its growth and carbon allocation. Go to UD News Article >>
School of Engineering Working With Fraunhofer InstituteJoining ForcesThe University of Dayton School of Engineering will work with the Fraunhofer Institute of Non-Destructive Testing in Germany, to research advanced materials, electro-optics and sensors as they relate to fracture, fatigue and failure of materials. Leading the nation in federally funded materials research, the University also ranks second among all colleges and universities in overall materials research. The graduate materials engineering program ranked third in the nation according to the latest Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. Go to the UD News Article >>
NanosilverIs it Safe?Khalid Lafdi, Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair in Nanomaterials and Yiling Hong investigate the toxicity of manufactured nanoparticles on stem cells. Most research on nanoparticle toxicity has focused primarily on one aspect, Lafdi said. By combining their individual expertise in the complex chemistry of manufacturing nanoparticles and the biological responses of cells and DNA, Lafdi and Hong hope to identify precisely what makes a nanoparticle more or less toxic and how to make them safer. Go to UD News Article >>
Designing Carbon-Based Scaffolds to Promote Faster Healing'Holy Grail' of Tissue RepairTwo hybrid, carbon-based materials that are porous, elastic, strong and biocompatible that can be used for tissue repair, particularly for soft tissue such as ligaments and tendons have been developed and have a patent pending — the findings of the study were published in May in Tissue Engineering. "This material is compatible with cell growth, structurally sound, and it can carry the function you want it to carry," said Khalid Lafdi, Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Dayton. Go to UD News Article >>
Faculty and StaffOur 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: Charles Browning. Director, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Programs: Robert Wilkens. Director, Materials Engineering Graduate Program: Daniel Eylon. 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.
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