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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 2016-17)

173 undergraduate students

35% women    |    7% underrepresented students

25% receive scholarships

50% perform undergraduate research

Many internal and external awards, including:

2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Honorable Mention

2017 and 2016 Husky 100 undergraduates (3) 

2017 ​AIChE PNW Chapter Conference, 1st place, 3rd place
2016 ​AIChE PNW Chapter Conference, 1st place, 3rd place, Honorable Mention 

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

​3 Mary Gates Awards

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

UW Board of Regents Student Member 2016-17

 

Graduate Students (for academic year 2015-16)

109 graduate students  | 71 PhD | 38 MS

39% women    |    7% underrepresented students

Individual fellowships, including:

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)

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

    • 16 Professors

    • 7 Associate Professors

    • 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