Department of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering focuses on the physical and chemical changes of matter that produce a product or result useful to humankind.


227 Chemical Building
P.O. Box 116005
Gainesville, FL 32611-6005



Administration & Advising

Carlos Rinaldi
Interim Chair

Spyros Svoronos
Undergraduate Coordinator


What do Chemical Engineers do?

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale safe and sustainable manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Research Program

Department experimental environments range from ultrahigh vacuum to extreme static pressures, from liquid helium to refractory melting temperatures. Species include electrons, simple molecules, salts, detergents, polymers, semi-conductors, and bacteria. Analyses range from the distribution of aqueous solutes in porous electrodes to the complex reaction mechanisms in thin-film deposition.