The Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering prepares selected students for advanced careers in academia, national laboratories, and industry. Our program is highly competitive with research strengths in energy, materials & interfaces, transport processes, and bio- & environmental engineering. In addition, our department houses core faculty of the CUNY Energy Institute, with research in advanced electrochemical energy storage, oil & gas, and nuclear energy, and the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, with research projects pertaining to rheology and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. Cutting-edge shared scientific facilities are available at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and at CCNY's core scientific facilities. In addition, CCNY is a partner institution in and its campus houses the nine-university consortium New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) that includes world-class NMR, Xray crystallography and Electron microscopy (including CryoEM) facilities that our researchers have full access to.
The following video panel discussions by CCNY professors and students will give you a better sense of what to expect in a PhD program:
"Why Pick to do a PhD Program?"
"What is it Like to do a PhD?"
Application Deadlines for Spring and Fall:
The ChE Ph.D program priority deadline for Spring admission: Nov 1st.
The ChE Ph.D program priority deadline for Fall: December 31st.
Please see the Admissions FAQs for more information.
Program Online Application (use for both spring & fall applications)
The GRE is no longer required for admission into the ChE PhD program.
Minimum TOEFL Scores:
533 (PBT), 73 (IBT)
Supporting Documents Required for Application:
Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (if you are accepted into the PhD program, then official transcripts must be submitted before the start of the semester in which you applied).
3 Letters of Recommendation
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Total Credits: 61 (min. 33 course credits, min 12 research credits and 15 credits in either; 1 credit for dissertation supervision)
PhD Program Advisor: Prof. Robert J. Messinger
Seungri "Victor" Kim is the Department's 2020 Acrivos Fellow. He is a part of Prof. Xi Chen's research group where he is studying the fundamentals of water-responsive materials, a novel energy harvesting material for high-energy actuators.
Last Updated: 11/16/2023 21:24