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Average Salary

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Valero Experiential Learning Lab & Morrow Piot Plant

1,300 Jobs/Year*

Projected Job Growth Each Year

*Statistic Based On 2022 BLS Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Survey.


Research Areas


Bioengineering and Nanomedicine

Interdisciplinary research is being conducted in the various areas including vaccine design, drug delivery, and nanomedicine for cardiovascular diseases, tissue engineering, cancer research, and more.

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Soft Matter and Nanotechnology

Soft matter, nanotechnology, and materials science research spans the breadth of the field, with projects ranging from chemistry to physics to engineering.

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Computational Modeling and Data Science

Chemical engineers use computational tools and data science to model and predict molecular properties and material behavior, as well as to model, design, and control manufacturing processes.

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Energy and Sustainability

Cutting edge bioengineering research spanning a broad spectrum of activities that impact human health and address the imminent global energy crisis.

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Department News


Team of Texas Tech Professors Awarded Grant


The Department of Energy has awarded Texas Tech with a Grand Prize for their project titled, Recycling Wind Turbine Blades to Asphalt.

Chemical Engineering Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Qiugang (Jay) Lu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has received the very prestigious NSF CAREER Award.

Texas Tech Graduate Students Receive Prestigious NSF Fellowships

A half-dozen high-achieving doctoral candidates in a variety of STEM fields have been awarded fellowships to assist their educational experience.

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Chemical Engineering Online

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What kind of jobs can I get?

Students in our program go on to get jobs such as:

• Pharma & Biotechnology

• Energy

• Semiconductors

• Food and Consumer Products

• Specialty Chemicals





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