Chemical and Biological Engineering - Polymers and Soft Materials, Ph.D. | Northwestern University | Evanston, United States
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Chemical and Biological Engineering - Polymers and Soft Materials

60 months
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9344 USD/year
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About

The Chemical and Biological Engineering - Polymers and Soft Materials program at Northwestern University emphasizes advanced coursework, hands-on teaching experience, and world-class research at the forefront of the broad disciplines of chemical and biological engineering.

Overview

Education

Students from the Chemical and Biological Engineering - Polymers and Soft Materials program at Northwestern University are trained to become leaders in research and development in industrial and university settings.

Soft materials and polymers are ubiquitous in our lives and form the basis of many advances in medicine, sustainability, manufacturing, and clean water access. What makes these materials unique is that their structure and dynamics span multiple length- and time- scales, and these microscopic characteristics can be engineered to control material properties. 

At Northwestern, researchers seek to discover and exploit these relationships to design materials that improve the performance of technologies that address important societal challenges including lowering the cost of renewable energy generation and storage, generating renewable fuels, circularizing the plastics economy, and creating the next-generation of high-performance composites.

Research Areas

Areas of emphasis for faculty in our department include controlling electronic and ionic transport, enhancing mechanical durability and reprocessability, enabling the next generation of soft robots and flexible electronics, and discovering new material properties and structure-property relationships. 

These efforts are informed by a deep expertise in synthesis, fabrication, and characterization techniques including small angle scattering, optical microscopy, electrochemical measurements, rheology and mechanics, and simulation.

At Northwestern, the soft matter and polymer research community is vibrant and includes faculty from diverse personal and academic backgrounds. The proximity to Argonne National Laboratory, our strong inter-departmental relationships, and the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) make our department and Northwestern a hub for soft matter and polymer research world-wide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Professional Development in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
57

Credits

10 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
57

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admitted students must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree — or an equivalent non-U.S. degree — from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • TGS will accept applications from international students with 3-year bachelor's degrees.
  • You may be considered for admission before you finish your undergraduate degree, but you must complete that degree before you enroll at Northwestern.

In general, to apply to The Graduate School (TGS), you will be required to:

  • Submit an application online.
  • Pay an online application fee by credit card.
  • Submit your Statement of Purpose.
  • Upload your transcript or academic record.
  • Submit your test scores (if required by your admitting program).
  • Upload two to three Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4672 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    9344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4672 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    9344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4672 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • tuition (for 8 or fewer quarters): $18,689 per quarter
  • tuition (for more than 8 quarters): $4,672 per quarter

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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