Welcome to Chemical and Biochemical Engineering!
The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University offers innovative and enriched programs for students who wish to pursue Green Process Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, alone, or in combination with many other degree options.
Our department also has a strong research component with many faculty members conducting excellent, innovative and world-class research in their areas. Chemical & Biochemical Engineering as a profession is exciting, dynamic, trend-setting, and constantly evolving. It amalgamates ever-changing interplay of complementary interpretations of the life around us, with the fusion of chemical/biological sciences and engineering sciences. Our Department is a microcosm of what surrounds us – locally as well as globally.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is a versatile discipline broadly based upon physical and live sciences. Today, the world faces significant challenges due to increasing population, air, water and soil pollution, and world-wide energy and food shortages. Chemical Engineers are well positioned through their training to address and find solutions to these challenges. Intellectually, we span the many facets of the frontiers of our profession and culturally the Department is an amalgam of the East and the West. We draw the best students from Canada and the rest of the world. Our initiatives in education and research merge our strengths with those of the finest institutions around the globe. Our faculty members come from the best universities around the world. Our facilities are enviable by anyone’s standards. And our vision and ideas are as exciting as any you will find elsewhere.
Our programs educate engineers to design, develop and operate chemical processes to make useful products such as plastics, polymers, medicines, food, fuels, fertilizers, detergents, cosmetics, and consumer goods at minimum cost in a safe and environmentally sustainable way. Chemical Engineers also translate and scale-up processes developed by basic scientists into practical applications that benefit society and lead to economic development. In the third year, students have the option to emphasize their course of study in a Chemical Engineering option or Biochemical and Environmental Engineering option.
The department has several innovative programs, such as the Accelerated Master’s program, industrial collaborations and our new Green Process Engineering degree. Our objective is to provide students with a challenging and rewarding experience that will prepare them for a successful career in academia or industry. Most of our professors work with industrial partners around the world and therefore can provide you with an enriching research experience.
Come join us – and be a part of the future today!
Grad Student News ...
Please join us in congratulating Tahereh Sarchami on receiving the E.G.D. Murray Scholarship in Biochemical Engineering. This award was established in honour of Dr. E.G.D. Murray, a distinguished Canadian microbiologist who was a visiting professor of Medical Research from 1955 to 1964. Congratulations, Tajereh ..... Good Job!!!
Please join us in congratulating Malaya Nanda on receiving the Ivan Malek Scholarship in Biochemical Engineering. This award was established in honour of Dr. Ivan Malek, a distinguished applied microbiologist, academician of the Czechoslovakia Academy of Sciences and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize. Congratulations, Malaya ..... Good Job!!!
Please join us in congratulating the winners of 2012 Research Bridges, Sarnia:
Long Sang and Ming Li: 1st Place - Fluidization and Particle Technology
Salvador Escobedo Salas: 2nd Place - Fluidization and Particle Technology
Doaa Ragab: 1st Place - Nanomaterials and Energy
Inusa Abdullahi: 2nd Place - Nanomaterials and Energy
Luis Luque: 1st Place - Biotechnology and Environment
Charles Gilmour: 2nd Place - Biotechnology and Environment
Shubhajit Sarkar: 1st Place - Poster Session
Jenna Allan: 2nd Place - Poster Session
UnderGrad Student News ...
Please join us in congratulating the winners of 2012 Capstone, Sarnia:
Robert Clark, Silvia Gruttke, Kevin Luzak, Zachary Novak: 1st Place - Pre-Treatment and Drying of DDGS and Abatement of Odours from Dryer Stack - Chemical/Biochemical Processes
Tierney Eluzio, Mathew Forester, Adam Golin, Clayton Stanlick: 2nd Place - Iso-Butanol Production from Anaerobic Fermentation of Sugar Beets - Chemical/Biochemical Processes
Paul Dunn, Nishka Gupta, Meera Joseph, Nicholas Lamont: 1st Place - Treatment of Syngas from Gasification for Power Production - Energy and Fuels (Resource Recovery)
Andrew Brennan, Robert Clarke, John Dietrich, Dustin Hughes: 2nd Place - Naphtha Desulfurization - Energy and Fuels (Resource Recovery)
Tom Butler, Lucas Pope, David Basu Roy: 1st Place - Activated Carbon from Spent Lignin from a Kraft Pulp and Paper Mill - Environmental/Waste Treatment
Kendal Creber, Michael Maceacheron, Stephanie Watt: 2nd Place - Design of Wastewater Treatment Facility for a Meat Processing Plant
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