Working Areas

Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the development of processes and their numerous applications where physical and chemical changes in materials occur in harmony. The major tasks of a chemical engineer are to design, construct and operate these processes. Besides, a chemical engineer must investigate and find new operations and processes that would compete with existing ones within or outside the country. Chemical engineering is a rapidly developing profession where interdisciplinary work with other branches of engineering and science is necessary in order to deal with unconventional subjects and to be at the frontiers of science and technology. In the light of these principles, the department of chemical engineering has prepared courses, and set up laboratories to serve undergraduate and graduate students. As a result, chemical industry demands for more graduates of the department every year.

The faculty have close contacts with national and international institutions, and their research and consultation areas can be summarized as follows: thermodynamics and heat transfer, energy technology (particularly, coal, natural gas and biomass), separation technologies (in addition to the conventional subjects, emerging technologies like supercritical extraction and pervaporation), kinetics, catalysis, reactor design, polymer technology, cement and concrete technology, environmental pollution (air and water pollution), electrochemical processes, food technology, biochemical engineering and computer applications. Several national and international projects have been completed and some are continuing on these subjects.