Chemical Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tennessee Tech!

Our Department offers both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering as well as a College-level Ph. D. The hallmark of our program is the use of student-centered pedagogy that focuses on hands-on learning as well as ample research opportunities for all students, from Freshman-level to Ph. D.-level and anyone in between. We encourage you to explore the website to learn more about our program.

 Phaneendra Kondapi wins international award

Tennessee Tech PhD graduate Phaneendra Kondapi was recognized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  He will receive the SPE's Projects, Facilities, and Construction award, which recognizes outstanding achievements and/or contributions that advance the field of petroleum engineering in the technical area of projects, facilities and construction. Dr. Kondapi currently serves as the interim assistant dean and founding director for engineering programs at University of Houston at Katy. He graduated with a PhD in chemical engineering from Tennessee Tech in 2000. To read more, visit

 Andrew Whittenbarger wins the Derryberry Award

Join us in congratulating Andrew Whittenbarger for receiving the Derryberry Award! This prestigious award is the highest honor given to students at Tennessee Tech. The Derryberry Award is presented annually to one graduating senior who has exhibited scholastic attainment arising out of moral and intellectual integrity; successful campus activity where participation indicates a commitment to good citizenship, interest in one’s fellow person, and instincts for leadership; and physical vigor as shown by fondness for and success in sports – all of which demonstrate potential for future service and effective leadership in American society. Congratulations Andrew!Andrew Whittenbarger

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