Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering

Degrees offered

The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UNM offers an MS in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering with a Chemical Engineering concentration.

Research Areas

The department has a variety of established research programs in chemical, biological, and materials engineering. These include:

  • Nano- and Biomaterials Synthesis & Biomimetic
  • Microenginering Materials, Metamaterials
  • Complex Fluids, Soft Matter, Colloids, and Interfaces
  • Smart, Optoelectronics, and Photonic Materials
  • Materials & Interfaces with Energy Applications
  • Bioanalytical Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry, Fuel Cells, and Batteries
  • Energy Transport in Synthetic and Natural Biosystems

Research Facilities

Research facilities available to graduate students include:

  • Chemical Reactors (Berty, Packed Bed)
  • Autoscan-33 Mercury Porosimeter
  • Autosorb-1 Sorption Analyzer
  • Sedigraph Particle Sizer
  • ASAP2000 Sorption Analyzer (2)
  • VTI 100 High Pressure Absorption Analyzer
  • Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopes
  • Chemisorption in-situ IR Spectroscpopy
  • UHV Chambers for Surface Science Experiments
  • Plasma Etching Equipment
  • Semiconductor Fabrication/Characterization Equipment
  • A Process Control Laboratory
  • Fossil Energy Characterization Instrumentation and a Scattering Facility, including 2 Rotating Anode Generators
  • 2 light scattering Set-ups
  • SpectraMax M5 and SpectraMax M2 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers
  • Lambda 35 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Agilent 1100 HPLC System
  • UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing – Students interested in computational projects will have access to state-of-the-art computational facilities

Other equipment is available in the department for diffusion/absorption measurements, solar research, phase equilibria and biomedical research.

Graduate students also have access to resources available through our associated centers and affiliated research facilities.