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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

Undergraduate Enrollment

Undergraduate Enrollment 2016 - 2017
173
Women
Underrepresented minorities
35%
7%
BS degrees awarded 2015 - 2016
65
25% Received Scholarships
50% Perform undergraduate research
 

Graduate Enrollment

Graduate Enrollment 2016 - 2017
109
Women
Underrepresented minorities
39%
7%
MS degrees awarded (2015-2016)
23
PhDs awarded
11
MS Students
38

 

Student Awards

2017
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Honorable Mentions(3)
Husky 100 undergraduates and Graduates (4) 
AIChE PNW Chapter Conference, 1st place, 3rd place

 
Past Awards
UW Board of Regents Student Member 2016-17
​AIChE PNW Chapter Conference, 1st place, 3rd place, Honorable Mention 
UW Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence (2016, 2014, 2012, 2011) 
​Mary Gates Awards (3)
UW Foster School of Business Competitions
Business Plan Competition and Environmental Innovation Challenge -2nd place 

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) 

Individual fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellows (2)
NSF IGERT Big Data Fellows (2)
ARCS Fellows (7)
UW College of Engineering Dean's Fellow (1)
UW Clean Energy Institute Fellows (3)
UW CoMotion Commercialization Fellow (1)

Faculty Snapshot

  • 23 core tenured and tenure track faculty, 2 research faculty, 1 full-time lecturer
  • 16 Professors | 5 Associate Professors | 4 Assistant Professors | 1 Full-Time Lecturer
  • 14 Endowed positions
  • 9 Adjunct Professors with Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biological Structure, Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and the School for Forest Resources. 
  • 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