Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering

cginfoDegress 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
  • Ceramics
  • Bioanalytical Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Catalysis
  • Fuel Cells
  • Optoelectronics Materials
  • Interfacial and Transport Phenomena

See the faculty directory for more details. 

The department currently houses fifteen faculty in Chemical Engineering. 

Research Facilities
Research facilities within the department available to graduate students include:

  • Chemical Reactors (Berty, Packed Bed)
  • Autoscan-33 Mercury Porosimeter
  • Autosorb-1 Sorption Analyzer
  • Sedigraph Particle Sizer
  • Coulter Counter
  • 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
  • Kratkey, Pinhole, and Bonse-Hart Optics for SAXS, 1800 XRD
  • 2 light scattering Set-ups

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. 

Sarah E. Dominguez (Kieltyka), Coordinator of Program Advisement at 505 277.5606, located in Farris Engineering Center 209
Dr. Elizabeth Dirk, Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor at 505 277.5906, located in Centennial Engineering Center 2055