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CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Chemical and corrosion engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics and math to solve problems in the following sectors: gas and oil extraction, nuclear and alternative energy, mining and minerals, food and drink, consumer goods, environmental, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.

The University of Akron's chemical and biomolecular engineering program prepares students for careers in industry by providing a rich, interactive education of the chemical and corrosion engineering professions. 

FUTURE ENGINEERS

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B.S. Corrosion Engineering 

The University of Akron is the only university in the country to offer the Bachelor of Science in Corrosion Engineering. 

Located on campus, researchers at the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP) provide an immersive learning environment for students majoring in the field. 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergrad student at The University of Akron

People think of UA as a good school, but they don’t realize how great of a school it is. I’m in my third co-op rotation with Goodyear…and I’m doing actual research projects on materials that many students don’t get to work with.”


Gregory Brown

Majoring in chemical engineering 

WHY AKRON?

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty teaching at The University of Akron

Co-op Program

Get paid, on-the-job experience as part of your engineering curriculum. UA places over 100 co-op positions in engineering each year – learn more!

Chemical and Biomolecular engineering student at The University of Akron

Student Organizations

The Corrosion Squad and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter groups regularly host industry speakers and provide professional development opportunities to students.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students working in the lab at The University of Akron

Research

In state-of-the-art facilities and labs, Chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty and students conduct research on a range of focus areas. We are affiliated with the National Center for Education and Research for Corrosion and Materials Performance located right here on campus.

Biomedical engineering student at The University of Akron

Akron Guarantee Scholarship

The University of Akron provides affordable excellence for students and their families. Learn about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.

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Job Placement

93% of our graduating engineers have jobs in within six months of graduation. Dig into our Engineering Co-op and Placement Program to see what opportunities await.

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Faculty

You will learn from the best. Our chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty are lab whizzes, scientists, academics, and members of industry.

INSIDE CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

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Contact

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Whitby Hall 211
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-3906

Phone: 330-972-7250

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