Chemical Diagnostics

Quantifying trace amounts of organic and inorganic compounds is essential technology for environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, forensic, and security applications.

Engineering Chemists learn contemporary analytical chemistry techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatography that are a the heart of a modern chemistry degree. 

As part of their engineering training, students combine knowledge of analytical chemistry with core concepts in fluid mechanics and microelectronics to design devices for consumer and industrial use.  This includes microfluidic systems, lab-on-a-chip technologies, and portable devices for field applications.

Courses that contribute to this design specialty include:

  • ENCH 213   Introduction to Chemical Analysis
  • ENCH 222  Methods of Structure Determination
  • CHEE 270   ChemEtronics
  • ENCH 399  Experimental Chemistry II 
  • CHEE 460  Surface and Colloid Chemistry
  • ENCH 411  Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Diagnostics

Engineering Chemists have held a wide range of positions in technology start up companies. Look up Spectra Plasmonics and ENDETEC for examples of analytical device manufacturing companies launched by Queen’s University professors with the support of our graduates.