Every day CCST faculty works to inspire the next generation of catalysis science and reaction engineering experts. Whether supporting undergraduates in exploring their career paths or nurturing the professional development of graduate students through teaching, research, and mentorship, our commitment is unwavering. We’re here to help students grow and excel in the field of catalytic science.

Undergraduate Opportunities

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks UD’s chemical engineering program among the top ten in the nation. UD cultivates graduates who actively seek to provide technical, educational, public sector, and business leadership in a rapidly changing, increasingly technological, global society and who recognize their professional responsibility toward the betterment of our community. UD’s faculty fosters an environment that enables students to identify and pursue their personal and professional goals within an innovative educational program that is rigorous and challenging as well as flexible and supportive.

Areas of undergraduate study in catlysis at the University of Delaware include: 

  • Hydrogen Production
  • Renewable Feedstock Conversion
  • CO2 Capture and Conversion
  • Plastics and Waste Stream Recycling
  • Shale Gas Conversion
  • Fuel Cells
  • Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterization; Operando Spectroscopies
  • Reactor Design and Optimization
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Computational Prediction and Design; Artificial Intelligence; Multiscale modeling
  • Biocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis and Electrosynthesis
  • Process Intensification and Electrification (Plasma, Microwave, Joule)
  • Membrane Reactors


Graduate Opportunities

The graduate program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering began at the University of Delaware 1938. The department rapidly developed an international reputation of excellence, and that tradition continues today with both the undergraduate and graduate programs consistently ranked in the top ten in the country.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering and the Master of Chemical Engineering (MCHE). The graduate student population typically consists of about 200 full-time domestic and international students, plus several part-time and extension students from industry.

The low student-faculty ratio in the department, approximately 6-to-1, permits close interaction between students and faculty—a critical component of the graduate experience at Delaware. UD graduates consistently obtain employment in outstanding academic and industrial institutions.



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We invite you to learn more about CCST and the exciting world of catalysis at the University of Delaware!


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