College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering - Graduate

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The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering offers programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering, with research specialization in the following areas:

  • Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery
  • Energy and Batteries
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Interfacial Engineering
  • Materials Synthesis and Nanomaterials
  • Membranes/Advanced Separations
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Process Design
  • Water Treatment¬†

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Master's or Doctoral Application Requirements

Chemical Engineering (MS and PhD) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Applicant should submit a 2-3 page resume that highlights their educational background, technical work experience, prior research activity, and career goals and objectives.
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Applicants should prepare a 1-2 page statement of research interests that details their motivation for pursuing an advanced degree, discusses research background and skills, and possible areas of research focus.
Writing Sample Upload Required No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline June 15 for International applicants.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 1 for International applicants. April 1 for Domestic applicants.
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendatio

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admission Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


Meet the Faculty

Dr. Gabriel Dadi
Research Areas: building information modeling in construction;
spatial information visualization; labor productivity, and more

Dr. Kelly Pennell
Research Areas: physical chemical processes in natural and engineered
environments; fate, transport and treatment of hazardous chemicals; and more

Dr. Sebastian Bryson
Research Areas: field instrumentation, ground modification, insitu and
laboratory testing of soils, insitu response of geotechnical systems, and more

Dr. Scott Yost
Research Areas: fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrologic modeling of
watersheds, numerical modeling of surface-water environments, and more

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Featured Career

Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$96,940

per year in 2014

Number of Jobs

34,300

in 2014

10 Year Job Outlook

600

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Chemical engineers work mostly in offices or laboratories. They may spend time at industrial plants, refineries, and other locations, where they monitor or direct operations or solve onsite problems. Nearly all chemical engineers work full time.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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