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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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We Are Hiring

The ChBE department seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with research expertise in design of materials, multiscale modeling, molecular dynamics, surface and molecular engineering, catalysis, novel synthesis techniques, self-assembly, and related computational or experimental approaches.
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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

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

The Tzanakakis lab receives NSF grant for advanced biomanufacturing of insulin-producing cells

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

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Sussman Endowed Lecture

Please join us on Wednesday, March 14 for the Jeanne and Martin Sussman Endowed Lecture with Dr. Martin L. Yarmush.
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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

Li receives AIChE Student Travel Award

Jacob Kronenberg, E18, wins poster award at AIChE annual meeting

Berumen researches enzyme inhibitors

Berumen, Ngo, and Watts selected as Summer Scholars

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