Our world-class labs and facilities allow you to integrate the principles of chemistry, physics, advanced mathematics, and chemical engineering unit operations. Here, you have numerous opportunities to apply and practice the principles taught in a traditional setting through our specialized laboratories with equipment for unit operations in transport, reactions, separations, and process control processes.
Our state-of-the-art instrumentation draws state and federal agencies, as well as industry, to conduct research projects, which our students and faculty help conduct. Our chemical engineering research labs are equipped with more than $3 million in instrumentation, for conducting experiments in new materials, catalysis, bioprocessing, environmental remediation, and more.
Our students also learn to apply process simulation through the software program Aspen, which the majority of the chemical process industry uses. Aspen allows you to process alternatives and the technical and economical feasibility of real chemical plants. Students have access to the computer labs in Madison Hall, with computers that include several other software packages for preparing technical presentations and reports, along with finding solutions to complex chemical engineering problems.
Unit Operations Laboratory
Location: Madison Hall, Room 110
There are approximately 20 unit operations in this lab, which include:
A 30-60 psi boiler, with running water, compressed air, and vacuum capabilities;
Mutiple effect evaporator
Armfield heat exchanger (Shell and tube/Plate and Frame)
Plate and frame filtration
Refrigeration unit; and
Armfield ion exchange unit.
This lab is used for chemical engineering courses 403 and 404.
Cabot Process Simulation Laboratory
Location: Madison Hall, Room 210
Cabot provided funds to renovate the Department's Chemical Process Simulation Laboratory.
This computer design laboratory includes 40 computers equipped with:
Custom plant design software
There is also a projection system to assist with the plant design lectures.
This lab is used for chemical engineering courses 210, 400, 407 and 408.
DataCamp is offerring free access to all of their training and educational materials on coding and data analytics, specifically on Python programming language. This software is used in process controls course (CHEE 413).
Additional Student Facilites
There is also an additional computer lab, a student room, and a study room/conference room available for your use. With your student ID, you have access to the computer rooms 24/7.