Chemical Engineering

Who we are

We work hard to shape scientific minds in a familial, friendly, tight-knit atmosphere. You’ll be made to feel welcome from the very first day, forming strong bonds with your professors and fellow students that will benefit you professionally and personally.

What we do

In focused research groups, students and faculty within WPI’s Chemical Engineering Department go beyond the classroom to solve real-world problems, continuing to make discoveries in areas like environmental protection, renewable energy, and life sciences, through research and development of new technologies, processes, and materials.

Degrees & Certificates

Area of Study Bachelor Minor Certificate Master PhD

Chemical Engineering Colloquium Spring 2018

The WPI Department of Chemical Engineering Colloquium is a series of talks that features distinguished speakers from across the country sharing cutting edge research in the diverse disciplines within Chemical Engineering.  

For full schedule, location, dates, and times, click the link below!

Fostering the Entrepreneurial Mindset in STEM

Chemical Engineering Professor David DiBiasio and colleagues at WPI with sponsorship from the KERN Foundation are leading efforts to introduce entrepreneurial training into WPI’s STEM curricula and project based learning.

The Entrepreneurially Minded Culture at WPI

WPI Students win poster awards at the 2017 AIChE National Meeting

WPI students made an award-winning appearance at the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

Graduate student Behnam Partopour won the Area 20 Poster Session with his poster titled "An integrated workflow for numerical generation and meshing of packed beds of non-spherical particles: applications in chemical reaction engineering"

Undergraduate student Celeste Marsan won third place in the Area 15 Poster Session with her poster titled "Metabolic engineering of S. cerevisiae for the production of propane"

Congratulations to Behnam and Celeste!

Faculty Snapshot: Professor Kmiotek

WPI Chemical Engineering Professor of Practice Stephen J. Kmiotek was recently featured in the WPI Journal.  He is the latest subject for their Faculty Snapshot.  Click here to learn about hard hats, riding camels, and his minions!

Honoring Professor Yi Hua (Ed) Ma

 Former students collaborate to create a scholarship honoring a beloved faculty member.

Chemical Engineering Faculty Search

The WPI Chemical Engineering Department is searching for the endowed Manning Chair position at the full professor level.

In the News

President Laurie Leshin was interviewed for a segment on the importance of play and role models for getting girls interested in STEM at a young age and keeping them engaged. 

WFXT-Fox 25 Boston

The Associated Press interviewed Marco Kaltofen, associate research engineer, for this article. "The problem with organic peroxides is they react with themselves. That's why we refrigerate them," Kaltofen told The AP, referring to organic peroxides, which caught fire at the plant amid the devastating flooding.

Associated Press