The Chemical Engineering Program offers both Ph.D. and M.S. degrees. The program provides a strong grounding in the fundamentals and explores critical applications in a wide range of process systems. Areas of research include biochemistry, biomaterials, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, catalysis, colloids and surface science, electrochemical properties and devices, fluid mechanics and rheology, green engineering and design, interfaces, mathematical modeling, molecular modeling, nanotechnology, polymers, reaction engineering, renewable energy, thermochemistry, thin films, and transport phenomena. Major research thrusts address scientific challenges in energy, environment, food and health, information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.