Current Projects

Current research projects in the department pursue new knowledge and technological advancements in the chemical sciences and engineering. Areas of interest include process safety, process systems engineering, applied thermodynamics, polymers, mineral processing, and biochemical engineering. Many investigations are being driven by University initiatives in sustainability, biotechnology, and alternative energy.

The department’s level of external funding is currently at $3 million. Chemical and materials industries and federal and state agencies—including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the US Department of Energy—support the department’s research programs.

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"This funding not only recognizes Michigan Tech’s world class leadership in science and technology, but helps keep jobs in America and positions our state to lead the way on cutting edge battery recycling."Senator Debbie Stabenow on funding to develop and advance critical technologies and processes needed to recycle and reuse electric vehicle batteries