The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea is made up of all the professors belonging to the areas of knowledge of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technologies assigned to the three Engineering Schools that are part of the UPV / EHU (Bilbao, Gipuzkoa and Vitoria-Gasteiz). In this way, it contributes to the training of engineers and technologists that society needs, especially its industrial and service sectors, to lead the current challenges associated with digitization, the energy transition and economic, social and environmental sustainability.
It has teaching and research laboratories in the various locations of the three indicated Schools (Bilbao and Portugalete in Bizkaia, Donostia-San Sebastián and Eibar in Gipuzkoa, as well as in Vitoria-Gasteiz). All its professors hold PhDs (Assistants, Associated and Full Professors) and it also has technical and administrative personnel to guarantee its proper functioning.
The Department has research groups recognized by the Regional Basque Government for their outstanding productivity and quality or by the University itself, as well as professors who collaborate in other equivalent groups whose personnel mostly belong to other Departments. The main research lines being developed have to do with the development of new materials, including biomaterials, hydrogen technologies, biorefinery processes, waste recovery and recycling, environmental technologies, especially those related to the atmospheric environment, water and soil, and some applications of biotechnology.