Chemical engineering at the University of Arizona that was founded in 1957 as part of the School of Mines now has 15 full-time faculty members who contribute to the academic and researches conducted in the campus. The department has strong involvement or leadership positions in two prominent research centers that include the Semiconductor Research Center (SRC)/SEMATECH Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing. The center is led by Farhang Shadman, who originally founded the center with collaborators at Stanford and another center is MIT through the NSF Engineering Research Center initiatives. The chemical engineering courses is supported by many electives, with offerings in rheology, surface science, atmospheric science, semiconductor manufacturing, and bioreactor design. Several classes are offered in water chemistry, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, and pollution control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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