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

Chemical Engineering
3001 Ghausi Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
PH. 530-752-7952
FAX 530-752-1031


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/devices
    • Fluid mechanics and rheology
    • Food and beverage engineering
    • Hydrogels
    • Interfaces
    • Materials processing
    • Mathematical modeling
    • Membrane separations
    • Molecular simulations
    • Nanomaterials
    • Polymers
    • Porous media
    • Process control
    • Process systems engineering
    • Radiation tolerant materials
    • Reaction engineering
    • Renewable energy
    • Self assembly
    • Systems and synthetic biology
    • Thermochemistry
    • Thin films
    • Transport phenomena


Research Facilities