The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Chemical Engineering. Strong departmental research programs exist in polymer processing, rheology, fiber and film formation, supercritical fluids, separation processes, energy, kinetics and catalysis, biosensors and biochips, and membrane applications. The research activities of these groups encompass most of the traditional branches of chemical engineering as well as several of the newer areas such as advanced materials, bioseparations, visual process modeling, and molecular simulation. Research interests of the faculty range from purely theoretical topics to the analysis and improvement of full-scale industrial processes.