Areas of Specialization 

Research in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering focuses on a strong commitment to collaboration between a number of key areas to create a truly multidisciplinary research effort. Learn More



The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at LSU is a nationally recognized leader in teaching and research. It is the largest chemical engineering program in Louisiana at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We have 19 full-time faculty providing BS, MS, and PhD degrees in chemical engineering.



The department enjoys strong research relationships with many of the departments in the College of Engineering, and with numerous other units around the campus. The department also has numerous interactions with external institutions at the state, national, and international level. The faculty have developed collaborations with researchers at a host of institutions within Louisiana, outside the state, and internationally. Many of these involve two or perhaps three co-investigators working together on a specific project, while several faculty are involved in larger multi-investigator/multi-institution centers that involve a wider scope of research.


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Undergraduate Research 

REU Program 

The 10-week summer program introduces students to the nature of research-oriented careers in chemical engineering with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship and how advances in basic science can be transitioned to practice.