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Student

Reginald Avery

I wanted to do something related to the military because I grew up around that environment,” he says. “The people, the uniformed soldiers, and the...

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Paula T. Hammond
Faculty

Paula T. Hammond

Chemical Engineering allows you to manipulate matter in new and exciting ways, to be able to build something truly incredible that hadn’t been imagined...

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sharece Corner
Staff

Sharece Corner

Working for the Department of Chemical Engineering has been a wonderful experience because you get to work with the the brightest minds and friendliest faces....

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Alumna

Paige E. Finkelstein '14

During my medical school interviews, I was consistently asked how chemical engineering is applicable to medicine. My answer was always the same: As a chemical...

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Alumnus

Bobby Satcher, '86, '93

The spirit of exploration ultimately accomplishes more than what it sets out to do. It forces the process of asking questions and discovering things that we...

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Faculty

Gregory Rutledge

We live in a material world, and molecules are its building blocks. For me, chemical engineering is the engineering of molecules, what they can do and what...

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Heather Upshaw
Staff

Heather M. Upshaw

The Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT is a truly extraordinary community, and I am privileged to spend every day with brilliant scientists and...

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Staff

Barry S. Johnston

The chemical engineer leverages knowledge of molecular-level processes across multiple length scales, seeking to analyze and synthesize complex systems that...

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Faculty

Karthish Manthiram

I became a chemical engineer because of the elegant way in which the subject describes both molecular-level phenomena and large-scale processes - our intuition...

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Faculty

Bernhardt L. Trout

With the current course offerings, ChemE is clearly the broadest discipline at MIT. You can learn about complex molecular processes, but you can also learn...

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Alumna

Mariah Hoover, ’08, ’12

I’m working for Shell Oil,” she says. “I’ll be working on introducing new technologies into refineries across North America.

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Alumnus

Justin Bullock '14

I was looking at places that had good science and engineering programs, but also where I could run.

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Student

Catherine Bartlett Matthews

MIT’s CEP program offers a unique opportunity to do engineering research and take business classes, providing excellent preparation for roles that require...

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Student

Alan Long

The PhD CEP program is giving me a unique skillset necessary to be successful in roles that require a strong technical background and management perspective in...

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Kristala L. Jones Prather
Faculty

Kristala L. Jones Prather

Chemical engineering is the perfect backdrop for our research. We engineer microbes to produce chemical compounds. Some may look at this and think biology,...

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Alumna

Larissa Kunz

10-ENG program was a very positive experience and has opened a lot of doors for me.

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Student

Juan Jaramillo

I learned that MIT is a place that gives you the resources, and if you want to use them, you'll make something very beautiful and positively productive.

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Alumna

Rosanna Lim '13, '16

When I stumbled upon the PhDCEP program in my graduate school search, I felt like it was the program of my dreams. It had the research experience and business...

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Alumnus

Akshar Wunnava, '14, '15

In the real world, you are no longer working with only chemical engineers. So, it is advantageous to be able to communicate effectively with engineers from...

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Daniel Blankschtein
Faculty

Daniel Blankschtein

Chemical engineers play a pivotal role in a large number of industrial, environmental, electronic, biotechnological, and biomedical applications. Through the...

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Suzanne Rokin
Staff

Suzanne Ronkin

The Student Office in ChemE serves as a touchpoint for all students in the department. The staff and I work closely with students through all of academic and...

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Staff

Eileen Demarkles

Working with the Chemical Engineering graduate students has been a positive and eye opening experience for me. It is amazing to see how such academically...

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Faculty

Zachary P. Smith

Chemical Engineering is about engineering chemistry. The ability to control molecules at the atomic length scale uniquely positions chemical engineers to...

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Faculty

Fikile R. Brushett

I chose chemical engineering because I wanted to tackle the world's most challenging energy problems and I knew a ChemE degree would equip me with the tools...

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Rober S. Langer
Alumnus

Robert S. Langer

Chemical engineering is one of the broadest backgrounds one can have. It can enable you to work in so many areas - nanotechnology, materials, energy, medicine,...

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Faculty

Heather J. Kulik

Chemical engineering enables me to design molecules atom-by-atom from first-principles. It inspires me not just to understand enzymes but to unearth mechanisms...

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Gregory Stephanopoulos
Faculty

Gregory Stephanopoulos

Chemical engineering is the only engineering discipline founded on all three sciences, and mathematics. As such, it is well positioned for exploring...

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J. Christopher Love
Faculty

J. Christopher Love

Chemical Engineering provides the intellectual framework to take your molecular concepts from ideas to scalable solutions so they can transform lives, whether...

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