Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering comprises the application of physical and biological sciences to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.

Subdiscipline Scope Major specialties
Materials engineering Involves the properties of matter and its applications to engineering
  • Ceramic engineering, the theory and processing of raw oxide material (e.g. alumina oxide), and advanced material that are polymorphic, polycrystalline, oxide, and non-oxide ceramics
  • Crystal engineering, the design and synthesis of molecular solid-state structures
Process engineering Focuses on the design, operation, control, and optimization of chemical processes
  • Petroleum refinery engineering, the design of processes related to the manufacture of refined products
  • Plastics engineering, the design of the production process of plastics products
  • Paper engineering, the design of the production process of paper products
Molecular engineering Focuses on the manufacturing of molecules.
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