Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
Solving the Chemical Puzzle
Pursue your doctorate and discover the versatility of chemical engineering, where you will work to produce renewable energy, manage hazardous waste and more. Learn research methods and investigative procedures for a career in industrial or research environments. Work with expert faculty and state-of-the-art facilities and laboratory equipment, including the atomic force microscope (AFM) system, scanning Raman spectroscopy and gas chromatographs.
Areas of Emphasis
- Nuclear materials, fuels, and systems
- Energy storage and conversion materials and systems
- Process control, neural networks, and autonomous vehicles
- Biochemical/biomedical materials, devices, and processes
- Biomaterials-tissue/cell engineering
- Environmental bioremediation
- Colloids, interfaces and complex systems
- Nationally Ranked for Best Value – the only public college in Idaho to be ranked a best value college by Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
- Highest Mid-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho – Payscale
- 87% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
- International Competition Teams - Chemical engineering student teams frequently place top three in international design competitions.
- $2.6 Million in DOE Nuclear Funding - Awarded from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) for projects aimed at making nuclear reactors safer and capable of producing synthetic fuels and other beneficial byproducts. Partners include the Idaho National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.