Energy and Environmental Engineering
Environmental engineering is a broad field that utilizes scientific principles to better understand and manage the behavior of the environment (air, water, and/or land). Chemical engineers are also tasked with addressing the world's continuously growing need for energy, in a fashion that is both efficient and sustainable.
The chemistry and physics required to describe the behavior of these systems are of paramount importance and find engineering significance in fields as diverse as drug delivery, water treatment, semiconductor processing, biology, and nanotechnology.
Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication
Chemical engineers are increasingly applying their fundamental knowledge of chemistry, physics, and math to “scale-down” processes, thereby allowing for a reduction in material and spatial requirements while providing for more controlled operating conditions.