Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering


The Chemical Biology Program at Colorado State University is an interdepartmental and multidisciplinary program involving the Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology that aims to train students for research careers in chemical biology.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering

Areas of Study

  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biofuels and biorefining
  • Biosensors and bioanalytical devices
  • Cell and tissue engineering
  • Chemical Engineering – Advanced materials (semiconductor processing, chemical vapor deposition, polymer materials)
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Environmental engineering (bioremediation, contaminant transport)
  • Genomics/proteomics/metabolomics
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Membrane separations
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Molecular simulation
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Permeable media
  • Protein engineering
  • Synthetic and systems biology
  • Thin films

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall – January 15
  • Spring – September 15