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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is the study of plastics and high-strength ceramics, gasoline, natural gas and fuel cells, semiconductors and light-emitting diodes, clean air and water, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, and scaffolds for artificial organs. It is a discipline where engineers tinker with molecules through the foundations of chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics to develop new products and chemical processes that enhance quality of life. This remarkable connection from the molecular scale to the macroscopic scale, where one can touch and see the effects of molecular tinkering on products and processes, is truly the hallmark of Chemical Engineering. The Chemical Engineering department at Tulane is set apart from other programs in that it fully embraces forefront areas of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science.