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Contact: Sandy Swisher

Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator

Chemical Engineering

(734) 764-7413

3118 Dow

Research Assistant Saadet Albayrak at work in the lab of Erdogan Gulari, professor of chemical engineering.

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan was founded in 1898.

Faculty Statistics

  • Faculty: 24 (tenured or tenure-track), 7 (joint appointments)
  • National Academy Members: 5
  • National Science Foundation Career Awards: 11
  • Named Professorships: 13
  • Internal Awards (since 2004):24 U-M and College of Engineering awards for teaching, research and service
    • 18 faculty members have received recognition from U-M or the College of Engineering during their careers for teaching, research or service.
  • National Awards: 12 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Awards; 36 other awards from other national societies and organizations
  • Editorships & Editorial Boards : 7
  • Fellows: 17 (including AIChE & American Physical Society)

Graduate Student Statistics

  • Graduate Students Fall 2016: 164
  • Gender: 100 Male, 59 Female
  • Citizenship: 100 Domestic, 64 International
  • Competitive Internal Fellowships (Fall 2016 class): 9 
  • Competitive External Fellowships (Fall 2016 class): 6
  • GRE Scores: Average for Fall 2015 class: V 156; Q 163; WR 4 
  • Average GPA (Fall 2015 class): 3.83 PhD; 3.64 MSE
  • Degrees Awarded in 2015-16: 10 PhD, 39 MSE

Undergraduate Student Statistics

  • Declared Undergraduate Students Fall 2016: 412
  • Gender: 254 (66%) Male; 158 (34%) Female
  • Residency: 256 (64%) In State; 156 (36%) Out of State
  • Degrees Awarded 2015/2016: 173

Chemical Engineering Department Research Statistics

  • Total Research Expenditures (2016): $15,044,909
  • Total Externally Sponsored Research Expenditures (2013): $12,000,000
  • Papers published (2015): 160
  • Invention Disclosures (since 2005): 177
  • Patents (since 2005): 66

Research Infrastructure

  • Total Lab space:  41,714 sq. ft.
  • Student and Research Offices: 23,756 sq. ft.

Additional Facilities:

  • Clean Room: 3029 H.H. Dow
  • Confocal Microscope Lab: 3075 H.H. Dow
  • Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL): West basement of Space Research Building
  • Mammalian Cell Culture Lab: 3327 G.G. Brown

Targeting disease with nanoparticles

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Nanoparticles, which are popular candidates for ferrying drugs to target locations in the human body, have been shown to evade the immune system and infiltrate tissues and cells. But, Michigan Engineering Professor Lola Eniola-Adefeso and her team has discovered they're no good at leaving the bloodstream, getting trapped instead by red blood cells.