From the Desk of Head
The department of Chemical and Food Engineering has started its journey under the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at DUET in 2017. Currently it is offering bachelor engineering degree entitled as B.Sc. in Chemical and Food Engineering with a capacity of undertaking 30 students per year. The courses are developed within the modern concepts of Chemical and Food Engineering education with due emphasis on the industrial requirements in the country so that the graduates have played a vital role in the development and improvement of various chemical, food and allied industries both at home and abroad. The versatility in this field of study has allowed the graduates to flourish in almost every sector of the economy.
The academic and research activities in the department focus on the frontier areas of food process engineering such as food processing and preservation, food properties and prediction, post-harvest operations, food quality and safety, transport process and kinetics, product development and ingredients innovation, food packaging and storage engineering, computer aided food engineering, energy efficiency, process control and efficiency, automation and manufacturing systems. Food process engineers can specialize in design, development, research, maintenance and operations such as processing, packaging, storage and transportation. Also, the academic and research activities in the department focus on the frontier areas of academic specialization aimed specifically in pharmaceuticals; process design; pulp and paper, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers production companies; biotechnological concerns, and environmental health and safety industries.
The department is also well equipped with the sophisticated instruments such as UHPLC, spectroscopy, colorimeter, bomb-calorimeter, Trinocular microscope, real time PCR, BET surface area analyzer, TGA, GC, nanoparticle size analyzer, surface tensiometer, contact angle meter, fluorescence spectrophotometer, etc. in addition to the traditional basic equipment to boost up high quality research activity. On the other hand, computational research activity of the department is also equally strong by the help of several software. So, the strength of the department lies in its diversity and its interdisciplinary nature.