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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Graduate Programs in Chemical Engineering

The University's requirements, including residency requirements, for the M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. degrees are outlined in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

Current research and teaching activities cover a number of advanced topics in chemical engineering, including applied statistical mechanics, biocatalysis, biochemical engineering, bioengineering, biophysics, computational materials science, colloid science, dynamics of complex fluids, energy conversion, functional genomics, hydrodynamic stability, kinetics and catalysis, microrheology, molecular assemblies, nanoscience and technology, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, polymer physics, protein biotechnology, protein biotechnology, renewable fuels, semiconductor processing, semiconcutor processing, soft materials science, solar utilization, surface and interface science, and transport mechanics.

Fellowships and Assistantships—Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for predoctoral competitive fellowships, for example, those from the National Science Foundation. Applicants to the Ph.D. program should consult with their financial aid officers for information and applications. Matriculated Ph.D. students are primarily supported by fellowship awards and assistantship appointments. Assistantships are a paid position for graduate students that, in addition to a salary, provide the benefit of a tuition allocation. Individual faculty members appoint students to research assistantships; the department chair appoints doctoral students to teaching assistantships. Contact departmental student services for additional information. All students are encouraged to apply for external, competitive fellowships and may obtain information about various awarding agencies from faculty advisers and student services. In the absence of other awards, incoming Ph.D. students normally are awarded departmental fellowships in the spring, prior to matriculation the following academic year.

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