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Research & Other Opportunities

The faculty has active research programs in many of the most exciting and important fields of chemical engineering. Undergraduate students participate in research in each of these areas, and the faculty encourage all students to consider taking advantage of this resource and enrich their education by participating in projects that are intended to lead to new discoveries.

Undergraduate students in laboratoryThrough original research, students learn new experimental, computational, and theoretical skills that can help both in their class work and in their future careers. Research also provides an opportunity for students to experience, while still undergraduates, the challenges, expectations, and excitement that would occur if they chose a career path that included graduate school followed by academic or industrial research.

Choosing an advisor

If you are interested in participating in undergraduate research for course credit, click FIND AN ADVISOR for more information.

Enrolling in Research for Credit

To submit your request for research complete the UG Research Request Form (use ND Google account).

  1. Get approval from your research advisor (the faculty member you are researching with), they must email their approval to Academic Program Administrator.
  2. Submit the online request form.
  3. Complete required lab safety training.
  4. After receiving the override, enroll yourself before the sixth day of classes.

Research for Course Credit

CBE 48901 - Undergraduate Research

A research project at the undergraduate level under the supervision of a faculty member.

CBE 48902 - Advanced Undergraduate Research

This course is intended for students with previous research experience and requires at least one credit of 48901 as a prerequisite. It requires a written final report. This course will count as a technical or engineering elective.

CBE 48903 - Undergraduate Thesis

This course requires a written thesis document that is defended to a committee of faculty. At least one credit of 48901 research is a prerequisite, although several semesters are recommended. This course will count in place of a chemical engineering elective.