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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 >

ChBE News

Associate Professor Jerry Meldon passes away

ChBE alumnus Stephen Jaffe receives Department's Distinguished Alumni Service Award

ChBE alumna Paula Soteropoulos receives Department's Distinguished Alumni Career Award

Georgakis receives 2017 Distinguished Senior Scholar Award

Professor Tzanakakis receives two grant awards for research on cellular therapies using human pluripotent stem cells

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

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Seminar Series

Dr. Bruce Gates, University of California-Davis, was the 2017 Gregory Botsaris Distinguished Lecturer

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

Student Notables

Berumen, Ngo, and Watts selected as Summer Scholars

Ph.D. candidate Zhenyu Wang receives SOE Graduate Award

ChBE Undergraduates receive Academic awards

D'Angelo and Sadeghi selected as 2017-2018 TIE Fellows

D'Angelo, Qin, and Taylor win third place in $100k New Ventures Competition

Hendricks, E17, receives inaugural internship stipend

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