Chemical Engineering, PhD

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Field of Study: Chemical Engineering

Program Overview

A PhD in chemical engineering will allow students to contribute more deeply to the impact of engineering on society. Students will push the frontiers of science and help develop the technologies that will solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges in energy, materials, the environment, human health and more. With the most advanced degree in chemical engineering, students will have a wide range of high-level career opportunities in which they can be the decision maker.

Full financial support packages (tuition and stipend) are available for our PhD program, which has three components: research, technical coursework and professional development. At Case Western Reserve, students will get the chance to conduct their research alongside field-leading faculty mentors who are making boundary-busting discoveries—from developing advanced biosensors to inventing new and more efficient ways to produce ammonia to pioneering a more effective way to scrub carbon dioxide from the air on outer space missions.  Students will build their own research portfolio and get the chance to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals and present at national conferences, with all of this work culminating in their PhD dissertation.

PhD Policies

For PhD policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.