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Department Chair

Eric Shaqfeh is the Lester Levi Carter Professor and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.  In 2001 he received a dual appointment and became Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is most recently (as of 2004) a faculty member in the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford. 

Chemistry of Life

By deepening our understanding of the fundamental processes of life, we can help improve human health. The department remains committed to both these missions.

Chemistry of Energy

Though the challenges implicit in sustainable energy production are immense, the department’s current research provides ample scope for optimism. 

Chemistry of the Environment

The department is committed to developing technologies that will improve and maintain environmental health.

Open Faculty Positions

The Departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University are seeking applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). 

Online Professional Graduate Certificates Available

Our graduate certificates are designed for students in industry, and can serve as a stepping-stone to earning a Master of Science Degree on campus or fully online.

Current Graduate Students

Current Undergraduates