What to Expect
Throughout your four years in the program, you’ll conduct research alongside award-winning faculty. You can focus on research areas such as radiochemical separations, biosensors, or electrochemistry, which will be the foundation of your doctoral dissertation. Additionally, you will be at the cutting-edge of technologies for treating diseases, combating climate change, and advancing energy storage solutions.
As a PhD student in chemical engineering at CWRU, you'll also participate in high-impact research in nationwide research networks known as centers. One such example is the Breakthrough Electrolytes for Energy Storage Energy Frontier Research Center, a place for discovering new ways to synthesize high-energy and power-dense electrolytes for new energy storage systems.
Your classwork revolves predominantly around chemical engineering transport, thermodynamics, and applied mathematics. But you’ll also participate in professional development classes, which involves a chemical engineering colloquia as well as teaching opportunities.