Areas of Expertise
The Department offers a wide range of research opportunities for graduate students covering essentially the entire field of chemical engineering. All of the faculty in the department have externally-funded research programs with grants from such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy. In addition, many of our faculty receive substantial funding from industrial companies. Research expenditures in the department have grown steadily over the past five years and are projected to continue to increase as we further expand the number of faculty and graduate students in the Department. Our faculty have active collaborations with other researchers in chemical engineering, in other departments at Virginia Tech, and with faculty outside of the University.