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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

Department Highlights

Assistant Professor Ayse Asatekin
received an NSF CAREER Award for her proposal to engineer novel membranes with new capabilities by designing polymers that self-assemble to form nanostructures. Membrane filtration is energy efficient, simple, scalable, and a key technology for generating clean, safe water and for preventing water pollution. Asatekin’s research focuses on controlling the pore size of a novel family of membranes with high flux, exceptional fouling resistance, and sharp size-based selectivity, prepared by coating zwitterion-containing amphiphilic copolymers on porous supports.

Alumni Notables

University of Cincinnati Professor Dionysios D. Dionysiou, EG95, received the Tufts School of Engineering 2012 Outstanding Career Achievement Award. Read more >

ChBE News and Events

Howard Saltsburg (1928-2016)
Research Professor Howard Saltsburg passed away on February 11, 2016. Howard was a long-time member of our department, working as a Research Professor since 1998, and served as Acting Chair from 2001-2002.
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Stieglitz and Rohr Receive NSF GRFPs

Asatekin Named TASSA Young Scholar

Asatekin Wins NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos delivers the L.K. Doraiswamy Lecture at Iowa State University

Single Atom Alloy Platinum-Copper Catalysts Cut Costs, Boost Green Technology

Professor Flytzani-Stephanopoulos Named Distinguished Professor

Horowitz Named Project Drawdown Fellow

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Horowitz, Yang, and Bengani Receive SOE 2015 Grad Awards

Professor Kyongbum Lee Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

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Degree Programs

B.S. in Chemical Engineering
M.S/M.E. in Chemical Engineering
M.S./M.E. in Bioengineering: Cell and Bioprocess Engineering
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

Spring 2016 Seminar Series

"Modifying Structure Sensitive Reactions by Isolation of the Catalytic (Metal) Sites"
Monday, March 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
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Sussman Lecture: April 27, 2016

Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols, and Climate
Dr. John H. Seinfeld
Louis E. Nohl Professor and
Professor of Chemical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology

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