Pitt | Swanson Engineering

The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering was established in 1910, making it the first department for petroleum engineering in the world. Today, our department has over 40 expert faculty (tenure/tenure-stream/joint/adjunct), a host of dedicated staff, more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories and learning centers, and education programs that enrich with strong fundamentals and hands-on experience.

Chemical engineering is concerned with processes in which matter and energy undergo change. The range of concerns is so broad that the chemical engineering graduate is prepared for a variety of interesting and challenging employment opportunities.

Chemical engineers with strong background in sciences are found in management, design, operations, and research. Chemical engineers are employed in almost all industries, including food, polymers, chemicals, pharmaceutical, petroleum, medical, materials, and electronics. Since solutions to energy, environmental, and food problems must surely involve chemical changes, there will be continued demands for chemical engineers in the future.

Jan
30
2015

Three Pitt faculty named 2015 Carnegie Science Award winners

All SSoE News, Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29, 2015- Three University of Pittsburgh faculty were among the winners of the 2015 Carnegie Science Awards, presented by Eaton, announced yesterday by the Carnegie Science Center. The program honors awardees from more than 15 categories, including Corporate Innovation, Emerging Fe

Jan
26
2015

Swanson School announces 2015 roster of Distinguished Alumni

All SSoE News, Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Industrial, MEMS

PITTSBURGH (January 26, 2015) … Seven alumni who have made an impact across public, private and government sectors will be recognized by the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering with the 51 st Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The award honors those Pitt alumni who have made

Jan
22
2015

Pitt researchers find link between CO2 recycling catalysts and biomolecular enzymes

All SSoE News, Chemical & Petroleum

PITTSBURGH (January 22, 2015) … Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have identified a promising design principle for renewable energy catalysts. Utilizing advanced computational modeling, researchers found that chemicals commonly found in laboratories may pla

Jan
22
2015

Renowned tissue engineering researcher Kristi Anseth from University of Colorado named 2015 Bayer Distinguished Lecturer at Pitt

All SSoE News, Chemical & Petroleum

PITTSBURGH (January 22, 2015) … The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering has named Kristi S. Anseth, PhD as recipient of the 2015 Bayer Distinguished Lectureship. Dr. Anseth is the Tisone Distinguished Professor of Chemic

Jan
20
2015

American Society for Engineering Education recognizes Pitt’s Dr. Steven Little with Curtis W. McGraw Research Award

All SSoE News, Chemical & Petroleum

PITTSBURGH (January 20, 2015) … Steven Little, PhD, associate professor, CNG Faculty Fellow and Chair of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, has been named the 2015 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award recipient by the American Society of

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