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Bucknell University invites applications for two tenure-track professor (open rank) positions in chemical engineering to begin in August 2017. While we expect to hire at the assistant level, we are open to outstanding candidates at all ranks. Reviews will begin October 1, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled.

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A chemically powered car for Bucknell's entry in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers'  "ChemE" Car Competition. 

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Average class size. (8-12 in elective courses)

Rileigh Casebolt '18

chemical engineering

Rileigh Casebolt '18

"I decided to do research on aerosols because I thought it would give me an opportunity to incorporate what I'd be learning in class as a chemical engineer with something I'm very passionate about — the environment."

Rileigh Casebolt '18

Facilities & Resources

  • Analytical Laboratory
  • Biochemical/Biomedical Laboratory
  • Bioprocess Laboratory
  • Fluid Flow Laboratory
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory 
  • Kinetics Laboratory
  • Materials Science Laboratory
  • Polymers Laboratory
  • Process Control Laboratory
  • Unit Operations Laboratory
Chemical Engineering Lab

Learn to design and analyze products and systems that transform raw materials chemically, physically or biologically into materials that improve products and enhance lives.

You will work closely with faculty in the classroom and on independent research projects, and get plenty of hands-on experience that links theory and practice, always keeping the public and the environment in mind. Upper-level design students work on real-world projects. The curriculum also offers study-abroad opportunities, preparation for graduate study, specialized technical tracks or premedical training.

Did You Know?

Each year, about 25 percent of our junior year engineering students study overseas at such locations as the United Kingdom, Australia and Spain.

A number of graduating seniors in chemical engineering pursue advanced degrees. In addition to the master's degree program which students may enter once their bachelor's degree is completed, we offer an accelerated 3-2 program leading to both a bachelor of science and a master of science.

More than 75% of our students work with faculty on independent study research projects at Bucknell.

Students can tailor the curriculum to their interests, which may include study abroad, pre-medical training, preparation for graduate study or pursuit of a concentration within the major (biological, environmental, materials, process).

Average number of majors per class year: 25-30

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Hands-on Experience


Undergraduate Research

Students often participate in research projects with faculty mentors. Recent projects include:

  • Fabrication of Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites via Solid-State Processes
  • Synthesis of Poly(lactic acid)-Silica Particles for Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Development of Redox-Stable SOFC Electrodes for Fuel Cell Applications

Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad

Each year, about 25 percent of our junior year engineering students study overseas at such locations as the United Kingdom, Australia and Spain.



Bucknell provides opportunities for students to find summer employment in industry, government or academia.

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Merck and Company, Inc.
  • Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • ExxonMobil Corp.
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • University of Colorado
  • Cherokee Pharmaceuticals

ABET: Chemical Engineering

ABET: Bucknell's chemical engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.


Chemical Engineering

323 Dana Engineering Bldg





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