Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
395 Evansdale Drive, PO Box 6102
Morgantown, WV 26506-6102
The West Virginia University Department of Chemical Engineering is well respected at the state and national level. Our undergraduate program has been recognized as a Program of Excellence by the West Virginia University Board of Governors.
We offer chemical engineering degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Scholarships are available from the freshman year onwards. We offer electives for specialization in such fields as electronic materials and polymers, and an undergraduate certificate program in biomedical engineering.
Open-ended design problems are introduced from the beginning, and grow in complexity as students become more proficient. As part of a capstone design course, seniors organize and operate as a team to solve a real industry problem.
The department has been involved in education at the graduate level for a long time: the first PhD was awarded in 1932. We offer graduate teaching and research assistantships, as well as a limited number of graduate fellowships.
Our main research areas include biochemical and biomedical engineering, carbon products, catalysis and reaction engineering, fluidization, fuels, natural-gas hydrates, particle science and powder technology, polymers and composites, and semiconductor processing.
To prepare students to become practicing chemical engineers, consistent with the objectives of the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and West Virginia University.