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Degrees and Programs

What can you do as a chemical engineer?

Chemical engineering allows you to combine your interests in chemistry with the disciplines of engineering, mathematics and physics in order to solve problems and find more efficient solutions.

Your versatility as a chemical engineer will give you many advantages for employment. Our curriculum is designed to teach you the skills and knowledge necessary to reach your full potential as a chemical engineer.

Chemical engineers have discovered new fabrics to enhance athletic performance, created new compounds to improve how medicines are absorbed and administered, designed biocompatible materials for prosthetics, and experimented with alternative fuel using microbes and other renewable energy solutions.

Chemical engineers are employed in pulp and paper, chemical manufacturing, petroleum and fuel processing, nuclear and energy, electronic materials, biotechnology and environmental engineering.

What can you do as a materials scientist?

As a materials scientist you will create products to improve lives. Your research could discover new ways to fight cancer, create faster computer chips, or design better air bags for cars. Materials science and engineering is the technology behind the materials that make communication, transportation, recreation, daily conveniences, and a healthful environment possible.

The worldwide effort to develop new materials with improved properties for structural, electronic, and magnetic applications, has been met by new courses and research emphases by the faculty in the materials and processing area. As a materials scientist you could make new discoveries in the fields of electronic and magnetic materials, ceramics, and aerospace materials.

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Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical and Materials Science Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

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