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Departmental Statistics

Student scribingEducation and Research Excellence

  • Ranked #22 in the 2017 US News Ranking of Graduate Schools, Chemical Engineering

  • New undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum emphasizing molecular and nanoscale phenomena

  • Intellectual property in the following areas

    • Electrochemical printing

    • Methane bioconversion 

    • Nanocomposites incorporating

    • Nanocrystalline inks for electro optical devices 

    • Non-fouling biomaterials

    • Non-linear electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (NLEIS)

    • Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)

    • Porous biomaterials for tissue engineering 

 

Degrees Awarded (2015-16)

  • BS: 65

  • MS: 25

  • PhD: 10

Degrees Awarded (2014-15)

  • BS: 64

  • MS: 20

  • PhD: 13

Degrees Awarded (2013-14)

  • BS: 54

  • MS: 15

  • PhD: 19

 

Undergraduate Students (for academic year 2015-16)

  • 211 undergraduate students

  • 32% women

  • 7.6% underrepresented students

  • Many internal and external awards, including:

    • UW Board of Regents Student Member 2016-17

    • UW Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence (2016, 2014, 2012, 2011) 

    • 2016 Husky 100 undergraduates (2) 

    • 2016 ​AIChE PNW Chapter Conference, 1st place, 3rd place, Honorable Mention 

    • ​3 Mary Gates Awards

    • 2016 UW Foster School of Business Competitions
      2nd place winners in Business Plan Competition and Environmental Innovation Challenge 

 

Graduate Students (for academic year 2015-16)

  • 104 graduate students

  • 24% women

  • 6% underrepresented students

  • Individual fellowships, including:

    • 2 NSF Graduate Research Fellows

    • 2 NSF IGERT Big Data Fellows

    • 7 ARCS Fellows

    • 1 UW College of Engineering Dean's Fellow 

    • 3 UW Clean Energy Institute Fellows

    • 1 UW CoMotion Commercialization Fellow

  • Many internal and external awards, including:

    • 2016 Husky 100 graduate students (2)

    • 2016 UW Foster School of Business Competitions
      2nd place winners in Business Plan Competition and Environmental Innovation Challenge 

    • 2015 Electrochemical Society Young Author Award

    • 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Abroad

    • 2015 SHPE Best Paper Award in Applied Physics/Electrical and Computer Engineering

    • 2015 CoMSEF Conference Presentation Award

    • 2015 UW CoMotion Graduate Innovator Award 

    • 2015 NSF I-Corps Grant (2) 

 

Faculty Snapshot

  • 23 tenure track faculty (18 FTE), 2 research track faculty, 1 full-time lecturer

    • 13 Professors (5 joint)

    • 7 Associate Professors (1 joint)

    • 5 Assistant Professors

    • 1 Full-Time Lecturer

  • 14 Endowed positions

  • 9 Adjunct Professors with the School for Forest Resources and the departments of Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biological Structure, Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. 

  • 18 Affiliate Professors who are expert practicing engineers in industry and other academic institutions. 

  • Approximately 25 post-doctoral research associates

 

Awards and Expenditures (2015)

  • Research awards: $10.65M

  • Research expenditures: $8.66M

  • Federally supported: $10,078,021

  • Federal support by agency

    • National Science Foundation (NSF): 18.54%

    • National Institutes of Health (NIH): 32.57%

    • Department of Defense (DoD): 12.89%

    • Department of Energy (DoE): 25.90%

    • Department of Education: 1.27% 

  • Non-federal support: $974,473 

  • See the Annual Report of Awards and Expenditures from the UW Office of Research for more information

 

Gifts and Endowments (2015)

  • Gifts: $3.89M  

  • Total endowment value: $16.4M