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

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor / Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Department Spotlight


Congratulations! The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering team won 3rd place in the 2019 North Country Regional Business Plan Competition, receiving $500 and a trophy from Clarkson President Tony Collins. This competition was between students across the region from different institutions. Our winning Clarkson team members are: Aswin Prathap Pitchiya, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Abraham Samuel Finny, from the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences. The title of their design is IoT Rust Sensing Device / App for Corrosion Monitoring and Prevention. Read More  

Holsen and Mededovic

Prof Selma Mededovic Thagard from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering was just awarded a $276,000. grant with collaborator Tom Holsen to study "Novel Electrical Discharge Plasma-based Processes for the Treatment of Fab Wastewater" funded in partnership with the University of Arizona from Semiconductor Research Corporation.

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. Learn More


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