Chemical Engineering

  • Degree Offered: MScE, MEng & PhD
  • Application Deadline: Open
  • Study Options: Coursework, Thesis
  • Length: 1 Year (MEng) | 2 Years (MScE) | 4 Years (PhD) Years
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter

UNB's faculty of engineering's chemical engineering department offers students the opportunity to work with innovative faculty members who have diverse expertise and research interests. With society's increasing focus on research and innovation now is a great time to consider adding to your undergraduate education.

Our students have access to labs and research centres within the Chemical Engineering department for example:  in the Materials Surface Characterization Laboratory, Limerick Pulp and  Paper, Nanotechnology, UNB Hydroprocessing Laboratory, Oil Recovery Laboratory, Polymer Laboratory.

Research Areas

  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Recirculation Aquaculture Systems
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Adsorption
  • Polymer
  • Nanotechnologies

Current Faculty Research

Feel free to view the faculty directory for more information regarding our faculty members.

  • Nuclear: Focusing on the study of the behavior of materials in supercritical water Dr. William Cook’s research lab is conducting some of the essential research and development required to make the supercritical water reactor a technical viable product.
  • Oil and Gas: (Drs. Ying Zheng, Laura Romero-Zeron) Recent research projects have included: the production of clean transportation fuels; enhancement of diesel quality, development of new processes to produce biodiesel/green diesel from bio-resources; and value-added products from petro-/bio-resources.
  • Recirculation Aquaculture Systems: Dr. Michel Couturier’s research team is focussing their research on the development of improved design methodologies for rotary drum filters and scale-up of triple-drain tanks as Aquaculture industries strive to reduce costs
  • Pulp and Paper: The Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre is home to both Dr. Yonghao Ni and Dr. Kecheng Li. Working towards improvements in the pulping and bleaching process, and focusing research on high-yield pulp properties
  • Adsorption: (Dr. Mladen Eić) Recent research work has been used to determine diffusivities in gas mixtures as well as composite materials, such as bimodal materials. 
  • Polymer: (Dr. Huining Xiao) Projects related to the polymers as functional polymers (e.g., antimicrobial polymers, strength additives and nanoparticles) for value-added paper products, biodegradable polymers for film or compost package materials, nanocapsules or star polymers as non-viral vectors for gene transfection or drug delivery, and more.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants interested in research (thesis) can indicate thier research interests on the application. 
  2. Applicants from Canada or United States should hold an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA 3.0 (B or 70%). International applicants must have a GPA Canadian equivalent to 90% or higher.  Applicants to the PhD program normally hold a Masters degree from an accredited university. 
  3. Applicants are required to submit a complete application, a one-page statement describing their research interests.
  4. International Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to submit language scores. Minimum TOEFL score of 580, and a TWE score of 5.0 (computer based scores would be 237 and 5.0 or greater and Internet score of 93, writing and speaking minimum 22). IELTS (minimum score of band 7); MELAB (minimum score of 85); or CanTest (minimum score of band 4.5). International applicants should have a Canadian GPA equivalent of 90% or higher.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Dr. Mladen Eic, Director of Graduate Studies, or Sylvia Demerson, Program Secretary.

Related: Faculty of Engineering

               Chemical Engineering Information Sheet