• Energy and Fuel

      Chemical engineers continue to invent and optimize methods for extracting energy from oil (petro), natural gas and coal. 80% of the world's energy comes from these fuels.

    • What is Chemical Engineering?

      Chemical engineers use CHEMISTRY, OTHER SCIENCES and MATH to IMPROVE the quality of life by inventing, optimizing, and economizing NEW TECHNOLOGIES and PRODUCTS.

    • Global Engineering

      Chemical engineering is a global profession. Our Global Engineering Outreach (GEO) clubs and course at BYU work to improve the quality of lif of developing communities through engineering. Projects include building efficient stoves that reduce pollution, water purification, and washing machines. These projects recently took place in Peru.

    • Undergraduate Research

      Approximately 80% of our undergraduate students work in our labs. These students strongly contribute to cutting edge research in a number of areas. Many of these students are authors and coauthors on archival publications. Around 25% of our students go on to graduate school.

News

Andrew Fry joins the ChEn faculty

Andrew Fry joins the ChEn faculty

Andrew is teaching UO lab Fall Semester. His research is in energy and combustion systems.
Dr. Pitt publishes water harvesting in Nature Plants

Dr. Pitt publishes water harvesting in Nature Plants

Check out videos of how a desert moss harvests water from air. 
Thank you Dr. Lewis for your service as chair

Thank you Dr. Lewis for your service as chair

Dr. Lewis has served as Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department for the past 6 years. May 27, 2016 Dr.…
263, 273, 374 now taught Fall and Winter

263, 273, 374 now taught Fall and Winter

We are now teaching 263, 273, 347 both Fall and Winter semesters to provide students with more scheduling options.
BYU features Dr. Baxter's research

BYU features Dr. Baxter's research

Dr. Baxter had developed a new and efficient cryogenic carbon capture technology. Read more here.
GEO trip to Peru reported by BYU Universe

GEO trip to Peru reported by BYU Universe

Read about last year's Global Engineering Outreach work in Peru.
New Department Chair

New Department Chair

Thomas Fletcher has been named the chair for the BYU Chemical Engineering Department, effective June 1. Fletcher received his undergraduate…
BYU AIChE Chapter receives Outstanding Chapter Award

BYU AIChE Chapter receives Outstanding Chapter Award

This is the 3rd year in a row and the 24th year in 31 years our students have won.