The Department of Chemical Engineering and Processing was founded at Nong Lam University on 7/7/2004. Till to 2020, it has 6 laboratories which are being operated by 18 lectures and scientific staffs. They are authors and co-author of 3 books, 3 book chapters and more than 60 scientific papers in 2010-2020.
The department offers both undergraduate (since 2004) and post-graduate program (since 2016) in the field of Chemical Engineering. The number of annual student is of 200. The training period for undergraduate program is 4 years and for post-graduate program is 1.5 years. The curriculum includes three main directions of study and research:
(1) Chemical-Food Engineering and Pharmaceutical systems focuses on food and biological material processing, material conversion, the design of processes, apparatus and equipment on foods and chemical products.
(2) Agro-Biochemical Engineering focuses on chemical/biological processes and their technical application in environment and manufacturing of chemical products for agriculture.
(3) Biomass Conversion and Refinery focuses on conversing biomass to bio-materials, bio-diesels and their applications in chemical industry.
Department of Chemical Engineering is also the leading unit in international cooperation at NLU. It is the partner of many educational orgarnizations including University of Queensland (Australia), SYKE (Finland), ULB (Belgium), KU Leuven (Belgium) and UGent (Belgium) as well as many international funders including Ausaid (Australia, 2006-2010), WBI (Belgium, 2010-2012), EEP (Finland, 2011-2013), VLIR-UOS (Belgium, 2014-2016) and IFS (Sweden, 2019-2021).