Building on coursework in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, the chemical engineering curriculum comprises a core of courses based on the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering, fluid flow, heat transfer, thermodynamics and separation science, materials science, process control and process economics.
Specialized elective courses are offered in biochemical processes, polymers and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. Increasing emphasis is being placed on the use of computers and computer-aided design throughout the curriculum.
Graduates with a BS degree will find employment opportunities with both large and small private industries, consulting firms, and government agencies. Many students go on to graduate school and pursue careers in advanced industrial R&D and in academia; some graduates have gone on to careers in medicine or law.
Dr. Swihart will receive the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, from the WNY section of the American Chemical Society for his fundamental discoveries in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and processing.
Molecular engineering of novel membrane materials for gas and vapor separations, such as CO2 capture from power plant syngas and flue gas, natural gas purifications, olefin/paraffin separations, and so on.
David Kofke and Andrew Schultz awarded for development of the etomica modules, a community-developed suite of interactive simulations helping students understand molecular origins of macroscopic behaviors. >>
Computational simulation of template-assisted self-assembly of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles into a tapered hexagonal closed-packed multilayed structure compared with corresponding image taken from the literature.