Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering


The chemical engineer typically uses the principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics and engineering sciences to creatively solve technical, commercial, and social problems arising in industries which manufacture products by chemical reactions. Chemical reactions are everywhere. These solutions must respond to economic constraints as well as social, ethical, environmental and safety implications.

The chemical engineer may also apply these principles in related fields where the management of chemical transformations is important, such as preservation of the environment, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-engineering or the creation of new medical technology. Finally, the chemical engineer can apply understanding of fundamental principles to fields that interact indirectly with chemical technology, such as industrial management and patent law.

Biodiesel Project: They Change the Environment, One Order of Fries at a Time.

New Masters Program!

The Chemical Engineering department is excited to announce a new Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering. 


The undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Contact Us

Mailing Address
Villanova University
College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
White Hall, Room 217
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 610-519-4950
Fax: 610-519-7354

Dorothy Skaf, Ph.D.
White Hall, Room 217

Office Assistant
Barbara Purtill
White Hall, Room 217

Message from the Chair

My View

"I am thankful that I selected Villanova for my part-time graduate studies. The classroom instruction and industry-relevant project work have been invaluable."

Daniel Connolly
Process Engineer
Dow Chemical Company
Advanced Materials Division

“I have the opportunity to work with ChE interns from Villanova. They are good engineers and excellent examples of the strength of the department.”

Jason M. Piccini, BS '01, MS '04
Air Products & Chemicals

"We are excited about Villanova University’s establishment of a responsible and in-depth course of study that both technically challenges the student but also makes them consider potential impacts both negative and positive."

Raymond P. Colliton

Biological Safety Officer
The Joseph Stokes Jr. Research Institute,
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia