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Chemical Engineering is a discipline that combines chemistry, physics and engineering to solve problems involving the use or production of chemicals to develop new materials and processes and to increase efficiency and lower cost.

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Department News

Governor Abbott Appoints Lamar University's Kelvin Elgar as Student Regent

(AUSTIN) - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kelvin Elgar, a chemical engineering major at Lamar University, as student regent for the 2023-24 term. Mr. Elgar is one of eight student regents appointed to the governing boards of Texas’ public university systems and independent universities.  Read More.

Lamar Engineering ranks #3 nationwide for return on investment as ranked by Payscale.com.  LU is consistently ranked high in this survey due to low cost and high career achievement of our graduates (2/6/2023).  

LU engineering organization AIChE awarded outstanding student chapter

For the third year in a row, Lamar University student organization AIChE, or American Institute of Chemical Engineering, has been named Outstanding Student Chapter at the national AIChE Annual Student Conference.  Read More.

Lamar University Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Receives More than One Million in Department of Energy Funding

Lamar University has partnered with the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to form an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory supported by the Biological and Environmental Research Program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (BER-DOE) to study the impacts of climate change on air pollution and flooding in southeastern Texas communities.  Read More.


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Contact Karli Padia, Director of Outreach and Student Services
karli.padia@lamar.edu  •  (409) 880-8714