Welcome to the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering in LSU's College of Engineering. The department is a leader in research, teaching, and service in a field that is crucial to the economy of the Gulf South. It is the largest and most active chemical engineering department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the state. The department has received international recognition for its contributions to chemical engineering research, education, and service. In addition, the doctoral program received a "commendation for excellence" from the previous review by the Board of Regents.
The chemical engineering faculty at LSU include 19 tenure and tenure track faculty and four instructors. Together, they serve over 700 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. The research faculty are responsible for more than $3 million in annual research expenditures and produce more than 60 peer-reviewed publications each year. Five of the 19 faculty are recognized as fellows of professional societies, four are current or former NSF CAREER Awardees.