About Our Department

A School of Engineering student works in a lab. Clarkson is a great school for chemical engineering and chemical engineers.

The placement rate for our chemical engineers is among the nation's highest. In fact, U.S. News & World Report includes Clarkson in its 2014 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" at schools whose highest degree is a Ph.D in the 2014 issue of "America’s Best Graduate Schools."

Our graduates are sought both for their strong technical skills as well as their versatility. Graduates work in sectors that include production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics and other synthetics; petroleum refining and many more. Our dedicated faculty has expertise and research in these fields as well providing no shortage of advising options and research.  


Department Spotlight

Clarkson professor Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy in her lab

Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Lisa Podlaha-Murphy has been honored to be a founding Associated Editor of a new section in Electrochemistry, launched July 1, 2018, in the journal Frontiers in Chemistry, a high visibility journal publishing exceptional research across the chemical sciences.


Clarkson University Chem-E-Car Team

After finishing in first place in the northeast regional Chem-E Car competition this spring, Clarkson's Chem-E-Car team is heading to Pittsburgh in October for the 2018 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) National Chem-E-Car Competition. The northeast regional top prize is Clarkson's best finish in this event in the team's history.



Ph.D. student Jingsong Zhou from the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Ph.D. student Jingsong Zhou has been selected to receive the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award, an international level award that is highly competitive. He will be honored at the AIChE Separations Division's Awards Banquet on October 29, 2018.


Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Ruth Baltus

Ruth Baltus, Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. The award is given to recognize significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers. Read more.


Our Faculty

Our faculty are what make our department unique. With intense research and many advising options, you can be sure to find a faculty member that shares your vision. This is just a sample of our department faculty. A full listing can be found at the link below.

All Faculty & Staff

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Professor / Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission logo

Clarkson University's undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology and one of the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States.


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