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  • Ambient and Elevated Temperature Creep and Fatigue Testing Facility


    B338 Engineering Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.


    Within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, there are 6 creep frames and one state-of-the-art thermomechanical fatigue testing machine capable of performing experiments at temperatures up to 1200 C and loads up to 10kN in vacuum (10-8 torr), inert gas, or air environments. In addition there is metallographic equipment for preparing samples for testing as well as for microscopic examination. 

  • Foundations in Chemical Engineering (Online Courses and Bridging Program)


    The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science offers Foundations in Chemical Engineering online courses and a bridging program.  Two courses are offered:

    • CHE 804, Foundations in Chemical Engineering I
    • CHE 805, Foundations in Chemical Engineering II

    The courses cover the key concepts from the chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum, including fundamentals of material and energy balances, thermodynamics, chemical reaction engineering, fluid flow and heat transfer, and mass transfer and separations. The courses can be used in either of two ways:

    • Taken individually, these courses are designed for scientists and engineers from disciplines other than chemical engineering who want to pursue graduate degrees in the latter field or who need to incorporate techniques and information from that field into their career. Because of its cross-disciplinary characteristics, chemical engineering offers exciting job opportunities for those who combine preparation in that field with a background in other fields of science and engineering. Environmental engineers, chemists, biochemists, mechanical engineers, agricultural engineers, and food scientists are some of the professionals who have taken these courses to enhance their own technical backgrounds. Satisfactory performance in ChE804/ChE805 is recognized with a Certificate of Completion in Foundations of Chemical Engineering for each course.
    • The courses also provide a Bridging Program into a chemical engineering M.S. or PhD. degree program for students who have a non-chemical engineering B.S. degree. The courses provide sufficient background to prepare students to enter a graduate chemical engineering degree program. Participants are expected to have completed coursework in calculus, physics, physical chemistry, and organic chemistry.

    These courses are used by MSU, and other chemical engineering departments as the core of a bridging program. Contact the graduate student recruiter at the school of your choice to discuss plans to use the MSU bridging program.



    MSU researchers have collaborated to create, a web site designed to facilitate nanotechnology research and education by publicizing MSU's research expertise, facilities, and educational programs, providing a central point of contact for off-campus inquiries, distributing nanotechnology-related information of general interest, and encouraging new synergistic collaborations. The site lists participants and their areas of research, research centers, relevant news items, and other national nanotechnology research efforts.

  • Science at the Edge Seminar Series Schedule (Spring and Fall)


    Please see the website below for the current schedule.



    1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.


    Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge. Seminars included on this schedule are in three series: Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology Seminars, and Engineering Seminars. See the Websites below for the latest schedule.

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