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Ph.D. Chemical Engineering


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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

  1. Nuclear materials, fuels, and systems
  2. Energy storage and conversion materials and systems
  3. Process control, neural networks, and autonomous vehicles
  4. Biochemical/biomedical materials, devices, and processes
  5. Biomaterials-tissue/cell engineering
  6. Environmental bioremediation
  7. Colloids, interfaces and complex systems


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Fast Facts

  • No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West – ranked by U.S. News and World Report. We’re also the only public university in Idaho to be ranked best value by Forbes, Money, and The Princeton Review.
  • Highest Salary Earnings for mid-career undergraduate degree recipients than any other public university in Idaho – Payscale
  • $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.
  • Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.

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Engineering Physics Building Rm. 419

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Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844

Phone: 208-885-6182

Fax: 208-885-7908