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According to PayScale, the average chemical engineer's salary is currently above $70,000 with the highest being $80,000. A bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson starts graduates out strong. 

Department Spotlight

Ian McCrum and graduate student Hasibul Hasan

Ian McCrum’s graduate student, Hasib (Mohammad Hasibul Hasan), just received the Kokes Travel Award to attend the upcoming meeting of the North American Catalysis Society (June 2023 in Providence, RI). Ian McCrum was selected to join the Editorial Board of a prestigious journal: Journal of Catalysis.

Chem-E-Car SPEED Team

At the end of the Spring 2022 semester, Clarkson’s Chem-E-Car SPEED team pulled off a 3rd place finish in the 2022 regional competition, guaranteeing them a spot to compete in the national competition in Phoenix, AZ this November at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meeting. Read more about Chem-E-Car and the competition.


Professor Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy, Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University was recently selected as a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), Class of 2022. Read more about Professor Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy.

Graduate student Osakpolo "Faith" Isowamwen received best poster award at the SPIE AL 23 Advanced Etch Technology and Process Integration for Nanopatterning XII conference in California this spring. The work was related to the student's internship work at IBM and her poster was entitled "Characterization of TSV etch from a sustainability standpoint." Faith is currently working toward a PhD in chemical engineering under the direction of Professor Selma Mededovic Thagard.

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Clarkson University's undergraduate aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and software engineering programs and undergraduate engineering and management program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Read more on Engineering Program Objectives.