Chemical and Materials Engineering

Ideas that Matter

Cleaner fuels. Safer cars. Better pharmaceuticals. These are just some of the things chemical engineers and materials scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno are working on. Explore our academic programs and learn more about our research.

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Undergraduate Programs

In addition to majors in chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, we offer a number of interdisciplinary minors in growing engineering industries.

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Graduate Programs

We offer an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering and materials science and engineering. Research and teaching assistantships are available for qualified students.

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Meet the Faculty

Our growing department has 11 tenured or tenure-track faculty as well as four research and instructional faculty. Recent faculty hires have expanded our departmental expertise in areas such as high-performance computing, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy.

Department Faculty

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Our research

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Our research-active department has funding from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Undergraduate research opportunities are a key part of our curriculum, and graduate students work closely with faculty to develop independent research.

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Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis

We offer state-of-the-art microscopy for Nevada's research community. Using advanced imaging equipment, we provide research and teaching services in transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy.

Contact Us

Contact Chemical and Materials Engineering (Mail Stop 388)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6771

Fax (775) 327-5059

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