About CHEN


Auburn University offers a balanced, challenging chemical engineering curriculum that prepares its graduates for a successful career. The department emphasizes hands-on experience to its undergraduate students through laboratory projects and state-of-the-art computer simulation. The department has strong ties with industry, and encourages students to become involved in Auburn’s cooperative education program, gaining valuable experience in industry while earning money for school expenses.

For the student seeking an advanced degree in chemical engineering, Auburn offers many exciting opportunities. The size and strength of Auburn’s research program provides important advantages for graduate students. Among schools in the Southeast, Auburn maintains a top ranking in research awards per faculty member. This allows the department to provide excellent fellowships and assistantships for all qualified students, and to offer cutting-edge research equipment in all chemical engineering laboratories.

During the past six years, Auburn chemical engineering has continued to increase in size and strength, allowing the program to provide distinct opportunities and advantages to its students, and produce innovative research.

  • A talented team of 20 dynamic faculty members
  • 92 graduate students (77 in the doctoral program)
  • 461 undergraduate students
  • $7 million in new research awards in FY 10
  • Ranked 25th nationally in total research and development expenditures by Chemical & Engineering News (www.cen-online.org) based on the 2008 NSF Annual Survey
  • Ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 50 “Best Graduate Schools” in chemical engineering $27.5 million in Ross Hall and Wilmore Laboratories facility renovations 
Last Updated: May 09, 2011