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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

Hendricks, E17, receives inaugural internship stipend

Tzanakakis collaborates on novel heart tissue graft

Summer Scholar Aro, E18, studies membranes

Nair receives NIH New Innovator Award

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos named Honorary Professor of Tianjin University

Asatekin named endowed assistant professor

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos delivers plenary lectures at international conferences in China and Australia

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos receives the IPMI Carol Tyler Award

Tufts team uses silk to stabilize blood samples

Stieglitz and Rohr receive NSF GRFPs

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Seminar Series

Dr. Eranda Nikolla
Wayne State University
Monday, February 27, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
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

Save the Date: May 18, 2017

ChBE Alumni are invited to an alumni dinner on Thursday, May 18. More details to come soon.