Master of Science in Chemical Engineering The University of Akron - the College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Whether you want to become more valuable to your employer, pursue a career in academia, or satisfy your own professional development goals, consider graduate programs offered by the Department of Chemical, Biomolecular, and Corrosion Engineering at The University of Akron.
Area of specialization for graduate students includes corrosion science and engineering, (bio)engineered and nanoscale systems, environmental engineering, interfacial engineering, chemical reaction engineering, catalysis, and molecular simulations. Faculty engineer the molecules, materials, devices, and systems for solving chemical engineering problems and beyond in energy, health, and sustainability industries.
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemical Engineering degree focuses on deepening your fundamental knowledge of chemical engineering and gaining professional skills and hands-on experiences useful for careers in industry, government, or academia.
- Is flexible, with options for evening classes
- Accommodates varied educational backgrounds
- Provides options for research-based and coursework-based degrees
- Consists of 25 nationally and internationally renowned experts who actively conduct research in their respective areas
- Have strong research programs
- Are active in industry collaborations locally
Faculty research is centered around engineering the molecules, materials, devices, and systems for solving chemical engineering problems and beyond in energy, health, and sustainability industries. Faculty and students are working on exciting projects, from being able to detect corrosion in natural gas transmission pipelines to detecting salt ions in perspiration and using them as indicators for cystic fibrosis.
Current research areas for graduate students are highly interdisciplinary and include:
- Design, synthesis, and processing of intelligent and nanostructured materials for chemical/bio-sensors, nano-enabled functional fibers, tissue engineering, drug/gene delivery
- Development of photovoltaics, catalysts, and nanocomposites for renewable fuels, novel energy conversion and storage, high-quality water and air, novel chemical/biochemical processes, and multifunctional materials
- Understanding of the nervous and biological systems for the development of new treatments for neurological disorders and cancers
- Development and applications of multi-scale modeling, simulations, and big data mining at different to predict, optimize, and design a wide range of materials and processes