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Chemical Engineering Research

The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University has faculty engaged in a wide breadth of studies ranging from highly applied research in the areas of biomass utilization, process safety and hydrocarbon processing to very fundamental research in nanotechnology, life sciences and molecular simulation. The ultimate goal of the work is to positively impact society by providing new knowledge. An additional benefit of our research is that students involved can develop into independent researchers who, in their careers, will continue to advance the forefront of science and technology.

Research Areas

This field focuses on combining biological, biochemical, and chemical engineering principles to investigate the chemical processes that occur within living organisms.

The focus of research in catalysis and reaction engineering is the development of pioneering catalysts and the discovery of highly efficient reaction systems.

Research in the energy space within our chemical engineering department focuses on the grand challenge of providing affordable and sustainable clean energy solutions for future generations.

Structure-composition-property interrelationships in atomic-, nano-, and mesoscale materials, including metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, and their hybrids.

Process Safety studies how and when a processing system can fail, causing process (accident) events with negative impact.

This scientific discipline integrates scales and components describing the behavior of a physicochemical system via mathematical modeling, data analytics, process design, integration, optimization, intensification, and control.

Departmental research on sustainability involves technologies that allow humans to enjoy a high standard of living while minimizing environmental impact.

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