Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

The Washkewicz College of Engineering originated as Fenn College, a private institution founded in 1923, and has enjoyed a reputation for excellence long before the founding of Cleveland State University. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at CSU offers an undergraduate degree program in chemical engineering, and graduate programs in both chemical engineering and biomedical engineering.  

Our undergraduate chemical engineering students enjoy the benefits of small class sizes, a lot of student-faculty interaction, recently renovated labs (including a 15-ft pilot-scale distillation column), active student organizations, and an accredited Cooperative Education program.  Both undergraduate and graduate students conduct research with faculty mentors in modern research labs.  The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering also administers two distinct master's degree programs (MS Chemical Engineering and MS Biomedical Engineering) and two specializations within the Doctor of Engineering Program (Chemical Engineering and Applied Biomedical Engineering).  The Applied Biomedical Engineering program is conducted jointly with the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Cleveland Clinic.  

The Department enjoys close relationships with many northeast Ohio companies (Lubrizol, Invacare, PPG, Sherwin Williams, to name a few), with NASA Glenn Research Center, and with the Cleveland Clinic.  In fact, most of the ABE doctoral students, and many of the MS Biomedical Engineering students, conduct their research at the Cleveland Clinic under the mentorship of their world-renowned investigators.  

If you are interested in an engineering-related profession, CSU is an excellent choice. Contact the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department office at 216-687-2569 for more information and to schedule an appointment with our undergraduate/graduate advisors. 

Full Assistantships For Doctoral Students Available!

Full assistantships (tuition and stipend) are available for the doctoral programs in Chemical Engineering and Applied Biomedical Engineering!  Please apply by March 1st for full consideration for fall semester.

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Applied Biomedical Engineering

(joint program with the Cleveland Clinic): All areas of interest in biomedical engineering are welcome. 

Chemical Engineering:  All areas of interest in chemical engineering are welcome. Students with interest in nanomaterials are especially encouraged to apply.