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Russell School of Chemical Engineering

The Russell School of Chemical Engineering at TU prepares undergraduate students to solve industrial problems through progressive coursework and rigorous design projects with optional research. Graduate students are guided through advanced coursework and research projects to a more theoretical understanding of the field. Chemical engineering is a broad discipline, training individuals to use chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering for the advancement of mankind and solution of societal problems through technological innovation. TU’s chemical engineering programs are strongly tied to the energy industry with both petroleum and alternative sources.

Students are encouraged to become members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Learn more about TU’s AIChE chapter.

Student Awards

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Pass Rate: 96% Fall 2013, 100% Fall 2014
  • AIChE, Mid-America Regional Chemical-powered car competition: 2nd Place 2010, 1st Place 2012, 1st Place 2013, Most Creative Drive Train 2013
  • AIChE, National chemical-powered car competition, 1st Place Distance 2004 and 2013
  • First World Champions, Chemical-powered car competition, International Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2005
  • AIChE, Othmer Scholarship Award, Top 15 nationwide chemical engineering students, 2011 and 2013
  • Goldwater Scholarship, 2012 and 2 in 2013
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship, 2010, 2011, and 2013
  • Tau Beta Pi Fellow, one of 25 nationwide, 2013
  • CH2M HILL Engineers Without Borders – USA Scholarship, Top 10 nationwide EWB-USA students, 2013
  • Recent Undergraduate Student Publications: 1 in 2013 and 4 in 2014

Advisory Board
The Russell School of Chemical Engineering is guided by a distinguished group of industry professionals who serve as members of our chemical engineering advisory board.

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