Doctorate Degrees in Chemical Engineering

Compare 16 PhD Programs in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

“PhD” is the abbreviation for the full name of the degree, which is Doctor of Philosophy. In many academic disciplines, the PhD serves as the highest qualification that can be conferred by a university.

What is a PhD in Chemical Engineering? Chemical engineering is a scientific field that can include everything from physics and chemistry to biology. It is chiefly concerned with the production, transformation, and transportation of chemicals, although it may also include proper use of materials and energy. Chemical engineers design the technology used in nearly every large-scale industrial plant in addition to small system pilot plants.

Like graduates of many so-called “hard” science fields, Doctors of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering tend to find careers in their discipline. As new industries continue to develop, chemical engineering has the potential to become even more in demand.

Tuition for a PhD program will be determined by the institution in question. Other financial concerns will depend on whether the PhD candidate needs to commute, move to a different area or is engaged in online courses. The internet can be a great resource for determining what choice fits your circumstances.

Graduates of a PhD in Chemical Engineering program typically find a wide variety of potential career options. Chemical engineering is used in many industries, including biochemical engineering, fuel cell creation, metallurgy, mineral processing, petroleum engineering, polymers, and process miniaturization. These industries typically present a technical challenge that can be quite fulfilling for the engineer. Chemical engineering is also featured in cutting-edge research fields such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. A PhD may also qualify you for a teaching position in postsecondary education.

A PhD program typically takes about four years of full-time classes to complete. Some institutions also offer part-time or distance learning options for students who cannot commit to full-time. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Taiwan Hsinchu

The department offers a curriculum with a broad spectrum of courses, uniquely merging the core chemical engineering training with the fundamental knowledge of materials science/engineering and further strengthened with the in-depth studies on emerging research and industrial fields. [+]

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of NCU is one of the leading institutions in engineering education and is reputed for its world-class accomplishments in research. The department offers a curriculum with a broad spectrum of courses, uniquely merging the core chemical engineering training with the fundamental knowledge of materials science/engineering and further strengthened with the in-depth studies on emerging research and industrial fields.

The research and teaching interests of our faculty members include: Biochemical & biomedical engineering, catalysis & reactor design, thermodynamics (chemical, solid-state, fluid-phase equilibrium), colloid & interface science, electrochemistry, packaging of electronic materials, novel material synthesis, polymer science & engineering, and soft matter physics & materials. Through close collaborations among our faculty members and conduction of cutting-edge researchers in the department, we bridge the interfaces among different disciplines and are in a better position to widen the horizon of our students and educate the interdisciplinary-minded engineers of the future.... [-]


Doctorate in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Doctoral studies in chemistry and chemical engineering are aimed at advanced training in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering and providing future doctors with the skills to independently develop the research activity and the creation of knowledge. In addition, the training activities provide the ability to develop research projects and write scientific articles. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering presented comes from the rigorous adaptation of the Chemical Doctorate and Chemical Engineering Program, Mention of Quality of the MEC since 2004 (MCD 2004/00261) which also obtained the Mention Toward Excellence in the year 2011 (MEE2011-0426).

The social context in which the program is developed is that of a community with a scarce industrial fabric, which includes 224 companies within the chemical industry concept, 97 in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and 127 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, according to the directory of companies.

These companies range from the manufacture of paints and varnishes to dietetic products, being the largest group dedicated to the "manufacture of soaps, detergents and other cleaning and polishing articles." Manufacture of perfumes and beauty and hygiene products.... [-]


PhD Chemical Engineering

Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Campus February 2019 Botswana Palapye

The program allows graduates, through research, to specialize in the areas of areas of analysis and design in specialized aspects of Chemical Engineering. [+]

The program allows graduates, through research, to specialize in the areas of areas of analysis and design in specialized aspects of Chemical Engineering.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures and recycle materials while developing and managing the processes which make the products we use. [+]

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures and recycle materials while developing and managing the processes which make the products we use.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering was established in 1999 at UBC and reflect the growing need for engineers in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical and bio-resource engineering. At present, there are 24 full-time faculty members in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, together with a support staff of 17.... [-]


PhD in Chemical Process and Energy Engineering

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years February 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

We aim to provide a thriving research environment and advanced training in a broad range of areas relating to Green Process Engineering, Explosions and Fire Research and Petroleum Engineering. Our research is supported via our collaborative research links and is funded by the EPSRC, The Royal Society, European Commission and industrial partners. [+]

We aim to provide a thriving research environment and advanced training in a broad range of areas relating to Green Process Engineering, Explosions and Fire Research and Petroleum Engineering. Our research is supported via our collaborative research links and is funded by the EPSRC, The Royal Society, European Commission and industrial partners.

The School of Engineering has a strong culture of research and enterprise. London South Bank University (LSBU) is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering -Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

REF also awarded 80% of LSBU's research into General Engineering the two highest quality ratings (4* or 3*) for 'impact' (research and significance).... [-]


PhD in Chemical Engineering

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 7 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This PhD program study deals with the education and development of highly qualified persons interested in many branches of chemical engineering. Students solve practical or theoretical problems in well-equipped laboratories and/or on powerful computers. [+]

Overview

The aim of the Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering is to lead students to independent research and to provide them the appropriate qualifications. Every study programme is organized in a full-time (internal) or a part-time (external) mode of study.

Standard length of a full-time study course is four years. The maximum length of (a part-time) study course is seven years. Graduates are awarded a PhD title (a Doctorate, „doktor“ in Czech).

Doctoral studies are presumed for university graduates who have achieved a level of study corresponding to MSc. For applying you need a nostrification of your degree.

In order to be able to assess the student´s previous study results, the Faculty requires a copy of the diploma testifying to previously attained education and a list of courses passed during their university studies with corresponding marks to be attached to the application form. Based on these materials, the Faculty verifies whether the applicant qualifies for the pertinent branch of the Doctoral Degree Program.... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

A joint postgraduate programme in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and training as well as to the development of technology and to commercialization efforts. The PhD programme aims to instil in students the skills needed to identify research issues in Chemical Engineering, formulate an original research plan, and develop creative and innovative solutions that address the research issue. [+]

Working at the cutting edge of the field with top international scientists, our postgraduate programmes seek to ensure that each student:

attains an in-depth understanding of fundamental yet advanced chemical engineering topics; exercises intellectual curiosity in probing chemical engineering subjects at the frontiers of chemical engineering; develops skills to pursue new knowledge, both basic and applied, independently; and engages in pioneering research in this and related disciplines.

The Department emphasizes both academic excellence and industrial relevance and, wherever possible, programmes are set in the context of local industry needs and explore the potential of creating demand for new technologies.... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general. The PhD programme aims to instil in students the skills needed to identify research issues in Chemical Engineering, formulate an original research plan, and develop creative and innovative solutions that address the research issue. [+]

Working at the cutting edge of the field with top international scientists, our postgraduate programmes seek to ensure that each student:

attains an in-depth understanding of fundamental yet advanced chemical engineering topics; exercises intellectual curiosity in probing chemical engineering subjects at the frontiers of chemical engineering; develops skills to pursue new knowledge, both basic and applied, independently; and engages in pioneering research in this and related disciplines.

The Department emphasizes both academic excellence and industrial relevance and, wherever possible, programmes are set in the context of local industry needs and explore the potential of creating demand for new technologies.... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The PhD programme aims to instil in students the skills needed to identify research issues in Chemical Engineering, formulate an original research plan, and develop creative and innovative solutions that address the research issue. Students are required to undertake coursework and successfully complete a dissertation to demonstrate competence in research. [+]

The programme is offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering with the following research foci and state-of-the-art facilities, providing students with an ideal environment for research.

Research Foci

Chemical and Biological Engineering is a highly diversified engineering and science discipline. The Department’s research can be classified into five major areas:

Advanced Materials

Nanomaterials, graphene, 2D materials, zeolites, novel polymers, polymer composites, DNA self-assembly process, polymer interfaces and surfaces as well as polymer/ceramic membranes. In-depth studies are being carried out in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, rheology, non-Newtonian flow, heat and mass transport, and process control associated with the injection-moulding process.... [-]


PhD in Bioengineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The multi-disciplinary Bioengineering Programme allows students to apply the tools of engineering, computer science and physical sciences to their study of biological processes. It addresses several major research foci and is supported with state-of-the-art research facilities. [+]

The multi-disciplinary Bioengineering Programme allows students to apply the tools of engineering, computer science, and physical sciences to their study of biological processes. It addresses several major research foci and is supported with state-of-the-art research facilities.

Research Foci

Biological Information

Engineering Investigates issues associated with new computation concepts and tools involved in medical imaging. Research can also be extended to other data-driven areas, such as health analytics, bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, drug design, and systems biology.... [-]


PhD in Chemical Engineering and Technology

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 China Beijing

Chemical Engineering and Technology is a first-class subject in the category of engineering, which focuses on studying the common discipline of chemical, physical and biochemical process in the chemical industry as well as the other industrial process. [+]

Chemical Engineering and Technology (081700) Program Introduction

Chemical Engineering and Technology is a first-class subject in the category of engineering, which focuses on studying the common discipline of chemical, physical and biochemical process in the chemical industry as well as the other industrial process. Taking Chemical Engineering subject as a guide, combining theories with practical use, this major has already become the vital engineering field of national economic construction and social development. Meanwhile, by mutually taking advantages of intersectional areas like information, biology, material, computing, resources, energy, marine and aviation, chemical engineering and technology successfully facilitates the development of cutting-edge technology.... [-]


PhD Chemical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Nottingham

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials, and energy. [+]

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years.

Facilities

There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few departments in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimize your own complete processing plant.

Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example:

Total organic carbon Strong acid digestion of rocks Research test rigs – multiphase flow Drop tube furnace Flow in pipe rig Microwave center Research support ... [-]

Ph.D. in Chemical Science

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus 3 - 4 years September 2019 Saudi Arabia Thuwal

The Chemical Science Program is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides a modern, research-oriented education in Chemistry. Making use of the outstanding facilities at KAUST, the program distinguishes itself with a clear focus on current challenges related to catalysis and materials. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Chemical Science Program is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides a modern, research-oriented education in Chemistry. Making use of the outstanding facilities at KAUST, the program distinguishes itself with a clear focus on current challenges related to catalysis and materials.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.

Ph.D. DEGREE

Typically a three- to four-year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation.

Ph.D. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. ... [-]

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus 3 - 4 years September 2019 Saudi Arabia Thuwal

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. These include the development of new materials and processes for gas and liquid separations, for water desalination, catalysis, sustainable energy, and nanotechnology as well as the advancement of new ideas in process design and control and reactor design.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.

Ph.D. DEGREE

Typically a three- to four-year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation.... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future.The research areas of interest are:

Drug Discovery Tissue Engineering Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control, and Optimization Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal-organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids ... [-]