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Chemical engineering research at MIT explores the rich terrain of chemistry, biology, and physics through groundbreaking investigation into areas such as nanotechnology, biomedical processes, molecular computation, and catalysis. Working with world-class researchers in our state-of-the-art laboratories, you can uncover knowledge that has never been known before, and create solutions that have never existed before.

One common concept behind all the diverse research projects ChemE students undertake is that of collaboration. As chemical engineers our interests converge with those of many other fields, so we work across disciplines within MIT — comprising a variety of science and engineering departments — and with research organizations and commercial enterprises in Greater Boston and far beyond.

ChemE research is an arrow pointing in one direction: to the future — a future made better by the discoveries you make here.