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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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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.

Lamar Engineering ranks #3 in 2021 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 (10/5/2021).  

Congratulations to Dr. Srinivas Palanki on receiving a new $118,000 grant from Natgasoline for developing a customized Lean Six Sigma program.  Read More.

Congratulations to Dr. James Henry on his award of industry research from the Center for Operator Performance, a consortium of U.S. industry and academia representatives that focuses on human factors engineering,  for his proposal titled, “Effect of Action Demand Load on Operator Response Time and Accuracy". Read More.

 Dr. Tracy Benson was awarded a patent for his work on catalyst. Read More.

The Department of Chemical Engineering's bachelor's degree program has been reaccredited by ABET.

The Department congratulates Dr. Tracy Benson on his recent patent.


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Contact Halay Strahan, Director of Outreach and Student Services
hmeek@lamar.edu  •  (409) 880-8714