Masters Program - Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a thesis option in pursuing the Master of Engineering-Chemical Engineering degree. It does not offer a non-thesis option at this time.
Qualified students may apply for the Enders Fellowship to support their research.
In the thesis M.E. degree graduate students in chemical engineering must complete a minimum of 30 credits beyond their baccalaureate degree. It is advisable that 9 credits of the 30 be any of the following:
ChE 421 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
ChE 430 Thermodynamics of Special Systems or ChE 431 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and Molecular Theory
ChE 441 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer (also EID 441)
Of the remaining 21 credits, 3 credits must be from Chemical Engineering graduate courses, 12 credits may be from graduate engineering or science electives, and 6 credits from a thesis project on an approved topic.
A thesis candidate must choose a full-time Cooper Union faculty member from either the chemistry or chemical engineering department as one of his or her thesis advisers. Before choosing a thesis topic, however, the student should explore various professors’ research interests. Research interests of chemical engineering faculty members include non-Newtonian flow, crystal growth from high-temperature melts, polymer extrusion, heat and mass transfer with change of phase, drag coefficients in dense phase transport, construction of a database of engineering materials, mathematical modeling of bio-heat transfer in microcirculation, mathematical modeling of whole- body heat integrated gasification processes for the simultaneous disposal of sludge and garbage with concomitant production of steam and electricity, biochemical separation, protein purification, environmental engineering and mathematical modeling, evaluation of sustainability, batch process design and optimization, pollution prevention and mitigation, infinite linear programming, particle technology, multiphase flow and fluidization, pharmaceutical engineering and processes, nanomaterials and energy systems and processes.