At the University of Kentucky, two disciplines crucial to advancing modern society and addressing many of the key technological issues of the 21st century reside in the same department: chemical engineering and materials engineering! Both chemical and materials engineers focus on understanding and exploiting the structure, properties and potential transformation of molecules for a range of essential applications, including the production of fuels and pharmaceuticals, and the development of novel and improved plastics, metals and electronic devices. Owing to the breadth and flexibility inherent to both the chemical and materials engineering disciplines, our graduates are positioned to work on some of the most exciting and demanding challenges presented by areas as diverse as energy generation and sustainability, environmental protection, medicine and biotechnology, transportation and housing.
Why chemical and materials engineering at UK?
Students enrolled in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky enjoy the benefits of studying at the Commonwealth’s flagship research institution with an energetic faculty committed to each individual student’s educational and professional success. Chemical and materials engineering students at UK experience an environment where faculty are readily accessible both inside and outside the classroom, and where students have the chance to grow personally and professionally through hands-on research projects, industrial cooperative education and service opportunities. Our alumni follow diverse paths – while many enter industrial positions, others pursue advanced engineering and professional degrees at prestigious institutions across the nation.
The Chemical and Materials Engineering Programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700.