Department Statistics

Rankings

Undergraduate Program — 2nd in the U.S.A. (ranked by U.S. News & World Report)

Graduate Program — 7th in the U.S.A. (ranked by U.S. News & World Report) 

Students

Undergraduate students 344

Graduate students 197

Faculty

Twenty-nine (29) full-time faculty; three (3) Emeritus

Seventeen (17) University Named Professors

  • Antony N. Beris – Arthur B. Metzner Professor
  • Wilfred Chen – Gore Professor of Chemical Engneering
  • Thomas H. Epps, III – Allan & Myra Ferguson Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Eric M. Furst – William H. Severns Jr. Distinguished Chair of Chemical Engineering
  • Marianthi G. Ierapetritou – Bob & Jane Gore Centennial Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Arthi Jayaraman – Centennial Term Professor for Excellence in Research & Education
  • April M. Kloxin – Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Development Professor
  • Kelvin H. Lee – Gore Professor
  • Abraham M. Lenhoff – Allan P. Colburn Professor
  • Dongxia Liu – Robert K. Grasselli Development Professor
  • Raul F. Lobo – Claire D. LeClaire Professor
  • E. Terry Papoutsakis – Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair
  • Millicent O. Sullivan – Alvin B. & Julie O. Stiles Professor
  • Levi T. Thompson – Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Dionisios Vlachos – Unidel Dan Rich Chair in Energy Professor
  • Norman J. Wagner – Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Yushan Yan – Henry B. Du Pont Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 

Six (6) Members of the National Academy of Engineering

  • Mark A. Barteau, Emeritus
  • E. Terry Papoutsakis, Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair
  • Stanley I. Sandler, H. B. du Pont Chair of Chemical Engineering
  • Levi T. Thompson, Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor & Dean of College of Engineering
  • Norman J. Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Yushan Yan, Henry B. Du Pont Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 

CBE Alison Professors

The Alison Award was established in 1978 by the Board of Trustees and is bestowed annually on the faculty member who best characterizes “the scholar-schoolmaster,” as exemplified by the Rev. Dr. Francis Alison, who in 1743, founded the institution that is now the University of Delaware. His first class of students became distinguished statesmen, doctors, merchants, and scholars. Three signed the Declaration of Independence and one signed the U. S. Constitution.

NAME
YEAR
Robert L. Pigford 1979
Arthur B. Metzner 1982
T. W. Fraser Russell 1990
Stanley I. Sandler 1993
Mark A. Barteau 2004
Abraham M. Lenhoff 2014
Norman J. Wagner 2020

 

Typical Career Paths

75% Employment in private industry, government laboratories and agencies, and nonprofit research centers.

25% Graduate school.

Other careers: academia; medical, law or business school. Graduates who have completed ROTC may be commissioned as officers in the Army or Air Force.

 

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