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Graduate Programs

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota has been thriving on its ability to foster interdisciplinary efforts in research and education; most, if not all of our active faculty members are engaged in intra- or interdepartmental research projects. The extensive collaboration among faculty members in research and education and the high level of co-advising of graduate students and research fellows serves to cultivate new ideas and stimulate innovation.

Chemical Engineering


Materials Science and Engineering


CEMS does NOT accept applications for full time Master's degree. If it is your intention to apply for a part-time Masters, while employed in local industry, please contact Julie Prince, before formally applying.  Julie Prince.

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Julie Prince

Assistant to the Directors of Graduate Studies

 princ004@umn.edu

"Interested in CEMS? Need graduate advising assistance? I’m happy to serve as your first point of contact for CEMS graduate programs."

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Aditya Bhan

Director of Graduate Studies for Chemical Engineering

 abhan@umn.edu

"CEMS has defined the field of modern chemical engineering in many aspects with its strong emphasis on scholarship and rigor, teaching, and interdisciplinary research."

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Bharat Jalan

Director of Graduate Studies for Materials Science

 bjalan@umn.edu

"In CEMS, our students gain advanced knowledge and research experience in the highly interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering, which not only cultivates their abilities, but increases their confidence to become prominent leaders and address the world's most pressing materials science problems."