chemical engineering


Definition of chemical engineering

: engineering dealing with the industrial application of chemistry

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The provost at the California Institute of Technology, where Dr. Arnold is a professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry, sent a congratulatory note to the Caltech community. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Among the Lesser-Known Nobel Prize Perks: Free Parking," 7 Oct. 2018 Many of those programs are among the top 10 chemical engineering programs in the country. Kate Murphy,, "She's been offered $2.3M in scholarships to Ph.D. programs. She's not old enough to vote.," 29 Mar. 2018 Agrawal and his wife have two children: Ethan, 24, who graduated from Rice University with a degree in chemical engineering, and Serena 21, a junior studying mechanical engineering at Rice. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "New UMKC Chancellor promises ‘something spectacular’ for Kansas City," 9 Feb. 2018 The most prominent consultant in the field was Kris Berglund, a master distiller and professor of chemical engineering and food science at Michigan State University in Lansing. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Backed by his boss, John Howie, sommelier/master distiller Erik Liedholm pours his heart and talent into award-winning liquors," 20 June 2018 Corinne Weeks now has to choose between the nine Ph.D. programs for chemical engineering that have offered her admission with a combined total of $2.3 million in scholarships and housing stipends. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "She was just offered $2.3M in scholarships to Ph.D. programs and she's only 17," 30 Mar. 2018 The chemical engineering major has earned a GPA of 3.9, led original research into low-cost air pollution sensors and interned at the University of Texas and the University of California. Catherine Rentz,, "'Agents of change:' A year with the UMBC program shaping some of the nation's best and most diverse scientists," 18 May 2018 As a result, deportation could await daughter Hyebin, a junior studying chemical engineering at the University of Kansas. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "If Kansas vet's adopted daughter is deported, family will go with her to South Korea | The Kansas City Star," 30 Mar. 2018 The Waubonsie Valley graduate earning scholarships is Yejun Kim, of Naperville, who plans to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville residents earn college-funded Merit Scholarships," 5 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of chemical engineering

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

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