Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Achieving Excellence at the Intersection of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Message from the Chair

I am very pleased to welcome you to the home page for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Irvine.  The mission of the department is to create new knowledge in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in these respective fields.


Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences are the twin engines of technological innovation, and hence an ideal starting point to launch a successful engineering career. At UCI, our department provides personalized educational experience, high-level training, and a strong support network for achieving career goals. The department benefits from the surrounding high-tech industry, which offers opportunities for joint industry/university collaborations, undergraduate and graduate internships, and job placement. I invite you to review the descriptions of our undergraduate  and graduate programs, and contact us directly if you have any questions.

 Albert YeeProfessor and Chair 








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