The primary mission of the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering is to educatethrough vigorous, intellectual exercisechemical engineers at all degree levels; to produce chemical engineers capable of entering high quality graduate programs throughout the country and qualified to conduct innovative and independent research and development functions for industry, government, and academia; and to instill in our faculty and students the principles of service and of making long-term contributions to their employer, their profession, and society. 


Our vision is to be a leading chemical engineering department in the southeastern region with innovative and improved programs, which will not only attract superior faculty but will also make the student transition into the professional arena a smooth and rewarding process.