One of the provisions in the historic $45 million gift made to West Virginia University by Ben and Jo Statler called for the establishment of three endowed faculty positions in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. The first of these positions has now been filled.Read Full Article
Career fairs can be nerve-wracking. For freshmen, sophomore and junior students, the future of their careers can ride on placement into a respected internship or co-op. For seniors about to graduate, the pressure to find a position in the real-world can add overwhelming anxiety to a year already filled with tough classes and rigorous schedules.Read Full Article
Two engineering professors from West Virginia University have been awarded more than $100,000 from American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund to demonstrate a new method for building fast models of complex chemical reactions and processes.Read Full Article
Researchers from West Virginia University, the National Energy Technology Laboratory and Schneider Electric have won an R&D 100 Award - a national award known as the "Oscar of innovation" - for the development of a virtual reality-based software that provides the energy industry with an unprecedented high-tech look inside the operation of power plants.Read Full Article
About Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering combines chemistry with mathematics and economics to solve problems and to find safe, efficient, and environmentally benign ways of making useful products.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. WVU offers electives for specialization in such fields as electronic materials and polymers, and an undergraduate certificate program in biomedical engineering. Open-ended design problems are introduced from the beginning, and grow in complexity as students become more proficient. As part of a capstone design course, seniors organize and operate as a team to solve a real industry problem. Faculty in the Department are involved in an active program of innovative research areas including biochemical and biomedical engineering, carbon products, catalysis and reaction engineering, fluidization, fuels, natural-gas hydrates, particle science and powder technology, polymers and composites, and semiconductor processing. Scholarships are available.
The chemical engineering curriculum is designed to give graduates a broad background in chemical engineering processes and to prepare them to become professional engineers. Students are prepared for positions in operation, development, design, construction, and management of industrial plants. These industries subject raw materials to chemical and physical changes and produce economically desirable products. Graduates are also qualified for positions with research institutions and government agencies. Learn more about our student outcomes.
The Chemical Engineering Department at West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources' vision will be realized by:
- Maintaining an emphasis on the execution of ABET-accredited, practical undergraduate chemical engineering and biomedical engineering curricula.
- Endowing students with the basic skill set needed for the chemical engineering and biomedical engineering professions.
- Preparing students for success in their chosen fields/careers, emphasis areas include: the formulation and solution of problems, leadership, working in teams, written and verbal communication, ethics, and diversity.
- Contributing to the advancement of society through the application of the STEM disciplines in learning, discovery, and service.