chemical engineering


Definition of chemical engineering

: engineering dealing with the industrial application of chemistry

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Other Words from chemical engineering

chemical engineer noun

Examples of chemical engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the chemical engineering lab, instructors and school officials did a walk through with the Environmental Health and Safety department prior to the start of the semester and adjusted to feedback, according to another instructor in the course. Grace Oldham, The Arizona Republic, "'We have to create a very safe environment': Summer classes at ASU give idea of what's to come in fall," 7 Aug. 2020 Jason Chen of Enfield is a member of the class of 2022, majoring in chemical engineering., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 7 Aug. 2020 The wide doors of the chemical engineering lab open to a series of experiment workstations. Grace Oldham, The Arizona Republic, "'We have to create a very safe environment': Summer classes at ASU give idea of what's to come in fall," 7 Aug. 2020 Robert Buxbaum, a former chemical engineering professor at Michigan State University who lost to Nash in 2016, won the primary with ? Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Dave Coulter wins Democratic nomination for Oakland County executive," 5 Aug. 2020 Gabriel da Silva is a senior lecturer in chemical engineering at the University of Melbourne. Gabriel Da Silva, Scientific American, "What Is Ammonium Nitrate, the Chemical that Exploded in Beirut?," 5 Aug. 2020 The New York Times reports that Vanessa attended M.I.T. for a degree in chemical engineering and went on to work as a scientist for Johnson & Johnson. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "How Lin-Manuel Miranda Impressed His Wife Vanessa Nadal Despite Having a "Total Lack of Game"," 4 July 2020 Kwanghun Chung, an associate professor of chemical engineering at MIT, developed the new process while working on a complex project five years in the making: building the most comprehensive map to date of the the human brain. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Found a Way to Make Brain Tissue Indestructible," 18 June 2020 Ingrid Joylyn Paredes is a Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering at New York University. Joshua Austin Acklin, Scientific American, "A Rush to Reopen Could Undo New Yorkers' Hard Work against COVID-19," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of chemical engineering

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chemical engineering was in 1869

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9 Sep 2020

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“Chemical engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chemical engineering

: a type of engineering that deals with the use of chemistry in industry

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