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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

Professor Flytzani-Stephanopoulos gives invited lectures
Professor Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos spent a week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the Hougen Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Alumni Notables

In 2017, Earl St Sauver, E13, was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list with his co-founder of Apollo Agriculture.

Recent News

Alum Alex Rappaport co-founded a company to use technology developed at Tufts to clean the dirtiest industrial water

Christine Jahn, E20, published research on fuel cell catalyst stress tests developed during her summer internship at Toyota

Panzer and D'Angelo publish on the design of new lithium-based battery electrolytes

George, E19, named a 2019 NSF GRFP Fellow

Ph.D. candidate Owyeung helps create 3D-printed metamaterials

Ph.D. candidate Mays on the Tufts Marathon Team

Panzer and Ph.D. candidate Owyeung develop gas-sensing smart threads gas-sensing smart threads

Prusaczyk, E18, now an analyst for the St. Louis Cardinals

Asatekin and alum Sadeghi, EG18, develop low-cost membrane to separate oil and water

Prof. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos delivers the 2019 William Schwarz Lecture at Johns Hopkins University

Asatekin named to editorial board

Prof. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos is the 2019 Ensor Lecturer at Washington State University

Prof. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos received the 2019 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

Electrospinning methods

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2019 ChBE Alumni Dinner

Save the Date: May 16, 2019

Botsaris Fund

The ChE Department announces successful closure on the Gregory Botsaris Fund campaign.

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
Certificate in Biotechnology

Student Notables

Rising junior named 2018 Summer Scholar

Student and student groups receive Graduate Awards

Tufts senior to work for MLB

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

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