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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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Earn Your Master's Degree In
Chemical Engineering Online

Mold the future of the chemical engineering industry.

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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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Chemical Engineering