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Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, mathematics and physics to solve problems involving the production of useful products from chemicals or raw materials.  They work in a variety of fields other than chemical manufacturing. Other industries would include paper, food, electronics, energy, cosmetics and clothing.  Chemical engineers develop:

  • Petroleum products,
  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • Nanomaterials,
  • Polymerization,
  • Computer chips,
  • Plastics,
  • High performance materials,
  • Manufacturing test methods,
  • Methods of energy production,
  • Recovery of useable materials from waste,
  • Safe medicine production methods,