Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering – PH7251
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
1 Ohio University
Stocker Center 171
Athens, OH 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Research areas include advanced materials processing, molecular modeling, nanotechnology, corrosion and flow in multiphase systems, biocorrosion and biofouling mitigation, electrochemical engineering, batteries and fuel cells, energy and pollution control, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, and biomedical and biochemical engineering. Active collaborations exist with professors of biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and civil and mechanical engineering. Full-time students who enter the program without a master’s degree typically require 4-6 years to complete the program; students who enter with a chemical engineering master’s degree usually require 3-5 years.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply graduate-level concepts in engineering mathematics, kinetics and reactor design, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to engineering problems.
- Become a subject matter expert in one or more areas of technical specialization.
- Independently plan and execute a strategy to test a scientific hypothesis or proposed engineering solution, using prior published knowledge as a foundation.
- Synthesize information from a variety of sources to develop proposals for productive novel directions for research and development.
- Communicate advanced engineering knowledge and the results of novel research and development activities in professional venues.
- Develop habits of collaboration, leadership, initiative, safe performance of work, and ethical conduct.
Opportunities for Graduates
The program prepares students for academic and industrial positions requiring both a broad chemical engineering foundation and specialized subject matter expertise. Graduates are poised to lead the research enterprise in university, government, and industry positions and contribute to improving the human condition.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/engineering/chemical/academics/graduate/phd
Link to Program Handbook: See “Requirements and Procedures for Graduate Degrees in Chemical Engineering” at https://www.ohio.edu/engineering/chemical/academics/graduate/resources/documents
GRE scores are not required. Most successful applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a closely allied field. Those whose educational preparation does not include the full range of required coursework typical of an accredited bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering may be admitted with requirements for additional coursework to fill such gaps. Applicants lacking background in mathematics through differential equations, in general chemistry, in general physics, or in thermodynamics will not be considered. Many applicants qualify for an online application fee waiver; please inquire.
This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.
The Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering requires a minimum of 90 credit hours (including those credited from a prior graduate degree) and successful completion of the student’s approved course of study. The course of study will, minimally, include the following: