Texas chemical engineering student in lab safety gear working at a lab table

Combining areas of physics, chemistry and mathematics, chemical engineering students study the technology of large-scale production and manufacturing of products through chemical processes. In addition to developing an advanced grasp of chemical engineering, students assist faculty and researchers on projects such as drug delivery systems, alternative fuel sources and process development. Texas Engineering graduates go on to work in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, biomedical and environmental industries, in addition to pursuing careers in academia, national laboratories, medicine business and law.

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What do chemical engineers do?

Chemical engineers use chemical processes to find innovative ways to develop products that improve life around the world, devising ways to convert raw materials and intermediate chemicals into more useful forms. The work of a chemical engineer can range from developing better cosmetics and creating food products to producing fire-resistant and energy-efficient materials. Practically every product has been improved by chemical engineering in some way.

The First 100 Years of UT Chemical Engineering: