Chemical and biomolecular engineering programs at Clarkson are known for impactful hands-on experiences, research excellence and high salaries after graduation.
Our department helps develop students' strong technical skills and versatility. We will prepare you to have careers in multi-billion dollar companies and start-ups, or to be successful in government, or graduate school - the choice is yours. As thought leaders, you can change the world with new and more environmentally sound products and processes in a multitude of industries such as in microelectronics, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and in the food and energy sectors. Chemical engineers are also uniquely positioned to solve climate change problems with the development and discovery of better ways to make chemical products that are needed for a sustainable and healthy planet.
Our research and lab facilities are state-of-the art and unique. Our undergraduate education is supported by a 9-inch diameter glass-walled continuous distillation column, equipped with twelve stainless steel sieve trays, a steam-heated partial reboiler, and a vented total condenser, a 20-liter batch distillation column, a packed bed column, a forced circulator double effect evaporator system, a pilot-scale mixing unit, a reverse osmosis water desalination system, and a supercritical fluid extractor. In addition to research resources at the Clarkson Centers, the faculty maintain an x-ray fluorescence system, direct-in-liquid plasma reactors, reactors with specialized catalytic metallic membranes, an analytical differential electrochemical mass spectroscopy (DEMS), potentiostats/galvanostats, bioreactors, an atomic force microscope (AFM), a chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) tool and more.
Chemical and biomolecular undergraduate students also get a taste of competition through our Chem-E Car SPEED team.
Mission Statement: The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in both teaching and research. Teaching and research are interrelated activities and the commitment to excellence in both is vital to the intellectual environment of the department and will attract highly talented and motivated students to the programs in the department. Recruitment of such students is an essential part of this mission.