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We believe chemical engineering holds the key to a healthier, cleaner and more efficient world, and a better tomorrow for all.

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Why Stanford ChemE?

Stanford Chemical Engineering works on technologies to develop chemical transformations and processes, creating useful products and materials that improve society. We are tackling the major challenges of the 21st century.

Undergraduate Programs

The mission of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering is to develop students’ understanding of the core scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles that form the foundation underlying these processes. 

Graduate Programs

The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering is awarded after the completion of a minimum of 135 units of graduate work, satisfactory completion of any additional university and departmental requirements. 

The Student Experience | Stories & Voices

Learn more about Stanford Chemical Engineering
from our community. 

Student Spotlight

Katarina Guzman

PhD Candidate
Chemical Engineering

"How did I get here?  I would not be where I am today without the loving support of my parents..." Read Katarina's story

Cheli Ruth

PhD Candidate
Chemical Engineering

"Before starting college, I decided to take a year to volunteer at a hospital abroad in a pediatric..." Read Cheli's story

Kolade Adebowale

PhD Candidate
Chemical Engineering

"During my junior year in college, I met a few people who had been diagnosed with HIV. I was inspired..." Read Kolade's story

A conventional (clear) electrolyte on the left and the novel Stanford electrolyte of the right | Image courtesy of Zhiao Yu

What’s New | Latest updates

Chemical engineering addresses a broad range of technologies to develop chemical transformations and processes, creating useful products, and materials that improve society.

Our Research & Impact

Stanford Chemical Engineering focuses on a multidisciplinary approach that draws upon Stanford’s world-leading expertise to create an impact on 21st-century challenges.

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Academic Calendar, 2020–21

Due to the ongoing COVID-19, academic dates and deadlines published may differ from the practices of the previous year and they’re subject to change. Further information can be found here.