chemical engineering


: engineering dealing with the industrial application of chemistry
chemical engineer noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His 63-year-old bride is the executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC and has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Heather Hunter, Washington Examiner, 21 Jan. 2023 When Barney Baxter was a teenager in the tiny town of Cushman, Ark., a wealthy mine owner advised him to consider chemical engineering as a way to open up career options. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2022 Chip factories typically need technicians to run factory machines and scientists in fields like electrical and chemical engineering. Ana Swanson, New York Times, 1 Jan. 2023 The school’s highest-grossing bachelor’s program was chemical engineering, with majors earning a median annual salary of $75,285 one year out of college. al, 23 Dec. 2022 The company likes to hire candidates with technical backgrounds, which can mean degrees in electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering. Dallas News, 8 Dec. 2022 Blake Billings, a University of Utah chemical engineering PhD student, who also serves as mayor of the graduate housing resident council, in the University Student Apartments courtyard, Nov. 23, 2022. Sofia Jeremias, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Nov. 2022 Early backers of Holmes included Oracle founder Larry Ellison and legendary Silicon Valley investor Don Lucas; Stanford University chemical engineering professor Channing Robertson was Theranos' first board member. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 24 June 2022 This would include courses such as Principles of Digital Design in computer engineering, Statistics in mechanical engineering and Chemical Process Thermodynamics in chemical engineering. Danyelle Tauryce Ireland, The Conversation, 23 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chemical engineering was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Chemical engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

chemical engineering

: engineering dealing with the use of chemistry in industry
chemical engineer noun

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