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Chemical Engineering at Tufts University was established in 1901 and the first Bachelor of Science degree was awarded in 1905, making Tufts one of the first five colleges in the United States to develop a chemical engineering curriculum. In 2000, Tufts became the first chemical engineering department in the nation to recognize the evolving interdisciplinary nature of the field by integrating biological engineering into its curriculum.
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Research Areas

Materials for Energy and Sustainability

Cell and Biomolecular Engineering

Systems and Process Modeling

In Memoriam

Associate Professor Jerry Meldon passed away unexpectedly on
July 18, 2017.

Professor Meldon was a longtime member of our department, joining us in 1978 and teaching at Tufts for nearly 40 years. He advised 47 master's and doctoral students and countless undergraduates, helping them connect their academic work to the next stage in their careers. Professor Meldon received the Henry and Madeline Fischer Award for engineering teacher of the year in 2010, and he served as department chair from 1994 to 2000. His empathy, passion, and humor will be greatly missed.

Alumni Notables

ChBE alumnus Stephen Jaffe is the recipient of the Department's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Read more >

Recent News

Tufts team wins MIT Clean Energy Prize

Tufts student on winning track team

Williams co-leads new course in design

Nair and Gopinarayanan create new genetically modified yeast

A method for manufacturing membranes

Methane conversion research recognized

Advances in membrane filters

Engineers Week comes to Tufts, February 18-24

Tzanakakis and Zhang publish Nature Scientific Reports article on pancreatic insulin secretion

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos and colleagues demonstrate benefits of innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos and colleagues discover breakthrough process for methane conversion

Alumnus named to 2018 Forbes '30 Under 30' list

Faculty and students bring research to annual chemical engineering conference

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos named Honorary Professor of Beijing University of Chemical Technology

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2018 Alumni Dinner

Alumni are invited to join the department for an alumni dinner on May 17, 2018. More information >

Seminar Series

Dr. Lee Lynd
Dartmouth College
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
SciTech, Room 136

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Degree Programs

B.S. in Chemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
M.S. in Bioengineering: Cell and Bioprocess Engineering
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. in Biotechnology
Joint-Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Student Notables

Tufts alums and students win at $100k New Ventures Competition

Li receives AIChE Student Travel Award

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