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.  





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

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.


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.  

Chem-E Car

The Clarkson Chem-E-Car (Chemical Engineering) SPEED Team attended the 2018 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Eckhardt Northeast Regional Student Conference in April and finished in 1st place.Read More.

ross taylor

 Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ross Taylor and his development team, ChemSep, were recently honored with the CAPE-OPEN 2017 Award at the CAPE-OPEN Annual Meeting for their pioneering and unflinching efforts to develop CAPE-OPEN to a successful business opportunity. Learn more


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.

Taeyoung Kim

Taeyoung kim has a joint appointment in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering and institute for a sustainable environment at clarkson. 


David Mitlin

Clarkson’s GE Chair in Oil and Gas Systems David Mitlin and CEO of Enermat Technologies David Hessler have secured grant funding in the amount of $225,000 through the National Science Foundation to continue their partnership on commercializing energy storage technology invented by Mitlin. Read More.

Eunsu Paek

Clarkson Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Brian Helenbrook and Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Eunsu Paek have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant worth over $513,000 for their research project entitled “Horizontal Ribbon Growth of Single-Crystal Silicon.” The award starts September 1.
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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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