The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University – New Brunswick provides a range of unique opportunities for advanced training and research across the chemical engineering discipline. We combine an innovative educational experience with many opportunities for practical training and connections to local industry and professional societies. Students in the program may receive either the Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Science (MS) or the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Graduates of the Department pursue successful careers in a wide variety of industrial settings ranging from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advanced materials, to the more traditional areas of chemicals, oil, and gas. Doctoral graduates also pursue academic careers.
The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering has a dynamic and active faculty engaged in cutting-edge research addressing modern challenges in chemical engineering, including pharmaceutical science and technology, engineering in the life sciences (biotechnology, biomolecular engineering, tissue engineering) and the design, manufacture and applications of nanostructured materials. Specific research programs cover areas such as catalysis, next generation pharmaceutical engineering, drug delivery systems, modeling of metabolic pathways, refinery operations, nucleation and solubility of drugs in polymers, biomass conversion, risk management, etc.
The Department has a dynamic and active faculty of 22 doing cutting-edge research in many areas of chemical engineering. Based on a very strong foundation in computational methods, modeling and systems engineering, our faculty’s work is clustered in the areas of pharmaceutical science and technology, engineering in the life sciences (biotechnology, biomolecular engineering, tissue engineering) and the design, manufacture and applications of nanostructured materials.
Specific research programs cover areas such as catalysis, next generation pharmaceutical engineering, drug delivery systems, modeling of metabolic pathways, refinery operations, nucleation and solubility of drugs in polymers, biomass conversion, risk management, etc. Our research efforts are enhanced by the presence within the Department of the Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), which brings together a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from major universities working closely with industry leaders and regulatory authorities to improve the way pharmaceuticals, foods, and agriculture products are manufactured. The faculty also participate in an NIH-sponsored biotechnology training program, which provides unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary training, industrial interactions, and exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship activities.
The MS degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is primarily a degree for students who wish to equip themselves with a more solid foundation of chemical engineering fundamentals and prepare themselves for professional advancement in industry. A part-time MS program serves the needs of professional engineers who wish to pursue an MS degree while continuing to work in industry.
The ME degree focuses on pharmaceutical engineering and serves New Jersey's many pharmaceutical industries and their employees. The ME program offers part-time as well as full-time studies, and prepares students in the fundamentals and applications of pharmaceutical engineering.
The Master of Business and Science (MBS) in Chemical Engineering degree is part of Rutgers' Professional Science Master's programs that bring together master's level study in science, engineering, and math with courses in business and policy. It is a combination of an MS in Chemical Engineering and MBA degree. The business and policy component of the degree consists of core courses in finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management of science and technology electives, ethics and a capstone course covering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
The PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is primarily a research-oriented degree for students showing promise for original contributions to the fundamental and applications of chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical engineering. The degree is a virtual requirement for those who intend to join academia, as well as for those planning on a research career.
Contact Information for the Graduate Program
Graduate Program Director: Professor Charlie Roth
Engineering Building C-226, SOE, Busch Campus
Graduate Program Coordinator: Lynn DeCaprio
Engineering Building , SOE, Busch Campus
Graduate Admissions Director: Professor Meenakshi Dutt
Engineering Building, Room C-229, SOE, Busch Campus
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
56 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901