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Chemical Engineering Department

Students and Professor in Chocolate Lab

Molding concepts

We have a new lab dedicated to creating chocolate. A delicious resource for learning about chemical engineering concepts.

"Rather than learning about weird gasses that you’ve never heard of, we have cocoa beans and we’re making them into chocolate.” - Taylor Hebner, Student Researcher

Welcome

The Department of Chemical Engineering is continually working to provide nationally recognized excellence in engineering education and research.

We do this by using hands-on and active learning experiences to prepare students for professional success, and we hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.

We also strive to ensure our graduates will protect the environment when carrying out their professional duties.

Our mission is to create chemical engineers that possess a strong foundation of the technical, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills required for professional success.

Student Success

It's an exciting time to be a Chemical Engineer. UMD students have a new, delicious resource for learning chemical engineering concepts - a lab dedicated to creating chocolate. The Chocolate Lab is a tasty assignment where students can learn more about the field while having fun.

Top-Notch Research

We are fortunate to have a new Advanced Materials Center on campus and faculty dedicated to providing research opportunities. By working one-on-one with students, faculty conduct research in a wide variety of areas and give them valuable hands-on experience. Our students enter the job market with experience in giving conference presentations and submitting articles for journal publication.

Learn more about the types of research our faculty pursue and check out the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program to learn how students from freshman through senior year conduct research.