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Faculty & Research


The UW Department of Chemical Engineering has 15 full-time faculty members. Several additional faculty members in other programs (such as Bioengineering) have joint appointments in Chemical Engineering, so the department is large enough to offer a wide range of research topics, yet small enough for faculty and students to know each other.

We're fortunate to have a faculty deeply committed to all aspects of academic life: teaching, research, and administration. Our faculty has been honored with numerous major awards, including three positions in the National Academy of Engineering, one in the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, and six NSF young investigator awards. The department also has a strong commitment to service: many faculty hold major positions on editorial boards or within professional societies.