Chemical Engineering

What does a Chemical Engineer do?

A Chemical Engineer uses chemistry, physics, math and engineering knowledge to identify and solve complex problems.

How does Chemical Engineering connect to biofabrication?

Chemical engineers create hydrogels - water-based materials that are mixed with chemical compounds - which are often used as scaffolds in tissue engineering. The water content in hydrogels is conducive to cell survival and growth.

What it takes:

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Dependability

  • Integrity

  • Personal Effort

Quick Facts:

  • Median Salary: $104,910/year ($50.44/hour)

  • Education required: Bachelor’s Degree

  • On-the-job training: none

  • Job Outlook: 6% growth

Skills needed:

  • Science

  • Complex Problem Solving

  • Design

  • Critical Thinking

  • Judgment and Decision

  • Math