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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

Georgakis receives 2017 Distinguished Senior Scholar Award

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Professor Tzanakakis has received two grant awards for his research on cellular therapies using human pluripotent stem cells

Hendricks, E17, receives inaugural internship stipend

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. 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

ChBE Alumni Dinner

ChBE Alumni are invited to an alumni dinner on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Please check your email for invitations.
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Student Notables

PhD Candidates D'Angelo and Sadeghi Selected as 2017-2018 TIE Fellows

PhD candidate Zhenyu Wang Receives SOE Graduate Award

Several ChBE Undergraduate Students Receive Academic Awards

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

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