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In the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2019,” the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering’s ranking rose by six places. The survey ranked the department as the 21st best graduate chemical engineering program in the country overall, and the 12th best among public institutions.

According to Dr. M. Nazmul Karim, head of the department and holder of the T. Michael O'Connor Chair II, the rise in rankings reflects a long-term vision and a commitment to excellence.

“We have dedicated ourselves to recruiting and retaining the highest quality faculty members, providing all of our students with a world-class education and maintaining state-of-the-art facilities,” said Karim. “This jump in rankings is a testament to our success in each of these areas.”

Since 2015, the department has risen by 10 places in the U.S. News & World Report best graduate chemical engineering programs.