The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1941 as the Department of Applied Chemistry. In 1945, it was reorganized and changed to its present status as the Department of Chemical Engineering within the College of Engineering. The department moved to its present building in 1963, which occupies a total area of 5,000 square meters. An undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree has been offered since the establishment of the department. The Master of Science program was initiated in 1964 and the Doctoral program in 1970. The current enrollment in this department is 487 undergraduate students and 244 graduate students. Our programs emphasize the application of chemical engineering principles to major problems in chemical engineering as it is practiced, especially in chemical process industries. Examples of current research activities conducted by our faculty include: dynamic modeling and analysis of chemical processes, colloidal and interfacial engineering, polymer composites, prediction of thermodynamic properties, membrane technology, biomaterials, electro-chemical engineering, catalysis, gas-liquid stirred reactors, boiling heat transfer, catalytic oxidation of hydrocarbons, powder technology, crystallization, process systems engineering, environmental technology, biochemical and biomedical engineering, and electronic materials processing. In addition to the high reputation for particulate and colloidal technology, and materials science, the department is strengthening its research in new fields such as biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and molecular simulation and design.
All Department laboratories are equipped with specialized instrumentation in various research fields. In addition, the Department consolidates major equipment in two centralized laboratories: the Instrumental Analysis Laboratory and the Particulate Technology Laboratory. These two laboratories provide services to all of our faculty members and students for their research and / or teaching needs. For the purpose of promoting education and research in particulate techniques, the Particulate Technology Laboratory also offers related courses every semester, and symposia and seminars are hosted, some regularly and some occasionally. Furthermore, the Particulate Technology Laboratory collaborates with industry so as to link the needs of industry with its projects and to receive support from concerned enterprises.http://www.che.ntu.edu.tw/