The Department of Chemical Engineering at WPI has had a long and illustrious history of educating generations of chemical engineers and engaging in research and scholarship at the frontiers of academic inquiry.

Mission Statement

The Department of Chemical Engineering at WPI is dedicated to providing excellent education to undergraduate and graduate students in chemical engineering, and to vigorously pursuing discovery, creation, and dissemination of knowledge at the frontiers of chemical engineering. Chemical engineers are uniquely positioned to continue to contribute to the betterment of society through advancements in new materials, biomedicine, alternative energy, transportation, environmental pollution abatement, resource conservation, and sustainable development. The Department aspires to contribute to this vision by achieving national distinction in selected areas of scholarly inquiry and by educating men and women to become leaders in industrial practice, civil service, education, and research. The Department strives to produce technically competent and socially aware chemical engineers through project-based, innovative, and rigorous educational programs that promote global and societal awareness, innovative thinking, and life-long learning skills.


Academic Options

Undergraduates can obtain a degree in Chemical Engineering. There are several concentrations in specialized areas available through coursework:

  • Biochemical
  • Biomedical
  • Environmental
  • Materials

There are also many sub-areas within the department tied to research programs pursued by the faculty:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Kinetics Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering

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