Chemical Engineering Graduate Program

The Department of Chemical Engineering houses the Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering, offering PhD and MS degrees. The students experience a distinctive research environment for their graduate studies with world-renowned faculty and extensive research facilities. The Program faculty prides itself in providing every graduate student personal attention and mentoring. The Graduate Program ensures a strong grounding in the chemical engineering fundamentals and explores critical applications in a wide range of process systems. Major research thrusts address scientific challenges in Energy, Environment, Food and Health, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology. Doctoral students are offered competitive 4-year financial offers of fellowships and research/teaching assistantships which include tuition, fees, and a stipend. Financial offers are subject to satisfactory progress towards completion of degree requirements.

Graduate Program Coordinator

Alisha Bartolomucci, MA
Chemical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Student Affairs Officer
3049 Ghausi Hall, UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
PH. 530-752-7952
FAX 530-752-1031
Email Alisha Bartolomucci

Degree Offerings

Program Highlights

  • Highly interdisciplinary department
  • Strong external funding
  • A culture that embraces diversity
  • An environment that nurtures and promotes collegial interaction
  • Committed to providing ample dissertation/thesis advising and financial support
  • Generous financial support

Research Focus Areas

  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomolecular engineering
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Catalysis
  • Colloids and surface science
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Electrochemical properties and devices
  • Electron microscopy, electronic properties and devices
  • Fluid mechanics and rheology
  • Green engineering and design
  • Hydrogels
  • Interfaces
  • Materials processing
  • Materials under extreme conditions
  • Mathematical/Molecular modeling
  • Membrane separations
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymers
  • Process control
  • Radiation tolerant materials
  • Reaction engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Thermochemistry
  • Thin films
  • Transport phenomena

Research Facilities