Chemical Engineering


Faculty of chemical engineering of Urmia University of technology

 The faculty of chemical engineering of Urmia University of Technology was established in 2006, at the same time as the establishment of the university, and has been accepting students since 2007. Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that designs and develops the processes based on chemical, physical and biological changes. The common and different aspects of chemical engineering compared with other engineering arise from the versatility and interdisciplinary nature of this profession. A chemical engineer uses principles of mathematics, physics and chemistry to design and operate chemical plants. Presently, this faculty as a part of the Department of Renewable Energies, includes 14 academic staff and more than 400 under graduate and M.S. students, in the fields of Separation Processes, Process Design and Polymer Engineering.


  • Undergraduate Programs

To be qualified for the B.S. degree in the Chemical Engineering, passing a minimum of 140 semester units including preparation of a chemical or petroleum engineering project and undertaking a period of industrial training are required. The B.S. program usually takes 4 years to be completed. The general and basic courses offered at undergraduate level are as follows:

General Courses, including Humanities, Physical Education and Foreign Language (20 units)

Basic Courses, including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (46 units)

Specialty Courses, including Basic and Special courses in Chemical Engineering and Related Laboratories (55 units)

Elective Courses (19 units)


  • M.S. Programs

In accordance with the requirements of the Graduate program, in order to complete the M.S. program, each M.S. candidate must complete a minimum of 32 semester units, including Advanced courses in chemical engineering (12 units), Special courses (12 units) and a research project (6 units) as the M.S. thesis.


  • Laboratories


The faculty has a number of educational and research laboratories including:

  1. Heat Transfer Laboratory
  2. Unit Operations Laboratory
  3. Process Control Laboratory
  4. Petroleum Engineering Laboratory
  5. Research Laboratory



  1. People


Vice Chairman


From 2018

Prof. Dr. Zeinab Hosseini

Prof. Dr. Reza Rafiee


Prof. Dr. Elham Jalilnejad

Prof. Dr. Kamran Ghasemzadeh


Prof. Dr. Fatemeh Bahadori

Prof. Dr. Alireza Behrouzsarand


Prof. Dr. Ahmad Etemadi

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Sirousazar



Prof. Dr. Arash Afghan



Prof. Dr. Orang Asefafshar



  1. Education (Calendar)


  1. Laboratory


  • Heat Transfer Laboratory

The equipment of this laboratory is:

  • Plate heat exchanger
  • Shell and tube heat exchanger
  • Radial-linear conduction device
  • Boiling and condensation device
  • Unit Operations Laboratory

The equipment of this laboratory is:

  • Tray distillation tower
  • Packed distillation tower
  • Liquid-liquid extraction
  • Double effect evaporator
  • Tray dryer
  • Gas absorption
  • Solid-liquid extraction
  • Process Control Laboratory


The equipment of this laboratory is:

  • Pressure control device
  • Temperature control device
  • Surface level control device
  • Ph control device
  • Petroleum Engineering Laboratory

The equipment of this laboratory is:

  • Pycnometer
  • Viscometer
  • Flash point device((Ponsky-Nartens)




  • Research Laboratory

The equipment of this laboratory is:

  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Oven
  • Furnace
  • Ultrasonic Prub
  • Ultrasonic Bath
  • Gas chromatography
  • Vacuum pump
  • Centrifuge
  • Double wall glass reactor
  • Autoclave


  1. Contact Us

Chair man

Prof. Dr. Reza Rafiee


Vice chairman

Prof. Dr. Zeinab Hosseini