• Energy and Fuel

      Chemical engineers continue to invent and optimize methods for extracting energy from oil (petro), natural gas and coal. 80% of the world's energy comes from these fuels.

    • What is Chemical Engineering?

      Chemical engineers use CHEMISTRY, OTHER SCIENCES and MATH to IMPROVE the quality of life by inventing, optimizing, and economizing NEW TECHNOLOGIES and PRODUCTS.

    • Global Engineering

      Chemical engineering is a global profession. Our Global Engineering Outreach (GEO) clubs and course at BYU work to improve the quality of lif of developing communities through engineering. Projects include building efficient stoves that reduce pollution, water purification, and washing machines. These projects recently took place in Peru.

    • Undergraduate Research

      Approximately 80% of our undergraduate students work in our labs. These students strongly contribute to cutting edge research in a number of areas. Many of these students are authors and coauthors on archival publications. Around 25% of our students go on to graduate school.

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George H. Brimhall Memorial Essay Contest

George H. Brimhall Memorial Essay Contest

The winning essays need to establish a connection with the writings or contributions of the honored founder, Lavell Edwards, the…
BYU American Nuclear Society receives National Recognition

BYU American Nuclear Society receives National Recognition

Read more about this great accomplishment here.
Dr. Hedengren is now an Associate Professor

Dr. Hedengren is now an Associate Professor

Dr. John D. Hedengren is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on innovative…
Former CEO talks Engineers in Business

Former CEO talks Engineers in Business

David Weidman, BYU alum shares that he graduated from BYU with a degree in chemical engineering, moving on to business school…
Doug Tree joins ChEn faculty

Doug Tree joins ChEn faculty

Welcome Dr. Doug Tree to the Chemical Engineering Faculty
Stella Nickerson joins ChEn faculty

Stella Nickerson joins ChEn faculty

This fun article tells Dr. Nickerson's story of how she joined the Chemical Engineering faculty.
Andrew Fry joins the ChEn faculty

Andrew Fry joins the ChEn faculty

Andrew is teaching UO lab Fall Semester. His research is in energy and combustion systems.
Dr. Pitt publishes water harvesting in Nature Plants

Dr. Pitt publishes water harvesting in Nature Plants

Check out videos of how a desert moss harvests water from air.