Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)


The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University has a world-class reputation, top-rated faculty, distinguished research programs, and outstanding students. We work with industry and government agencies on many research projects, from environmental issues to radars to biofuels.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 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.

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