Engineering Fearlessly

Research opportunities


The chemical engineering department is part of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, which U.S. News & World Report ranked 20th in the nation. ChBE was recently ranked #19 among U.S. chemical engineering departments.  

For UMD/Clark School academic rankings on a global scale, please visit the Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China's Academic Ranking of World Universities website.

Our Location Enhances Our Students' Experiences!

Our location in College Park, Maryland, situated a few miles north of Washington, D.C., is an ideal place to study. Our campus is within a metro (subway) ride or easy driving distance of many prominent government research facilities including the NIH, the FDA, NIST, and the NRC. Our alumni have gone on to academic and industrial positions, as well as positions at federal laboratories. In 2015, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked the state of Maryland #3 for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and #5 for High-Tech Performance.  In 2016, Fortune magazine included Washington D.C. as one of the top 25 cities for technology start-ups. Learn more about our unique location.