Faculty of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

General information

Chemical engineers specialize in oil and gas processing in order to produce hydrocarbon fuels, lubricants, chemical reagents for oil production and transportation. Chemical ecologists are engaged in development of non-waste technologies, waste management issues, oil sludges, problems of waste-water treatment and protection of atmospheric air from industrial emissions.

Chemical engineers are specialists who have deep knowledge of chemical and technological production. They develop new materials with specified properties, conduct research, analysis and selection of raw materials, components, introduce technologies for production of new products and monitor process parameters.

Chemical ecologists are specialists with deep knowledge in environmental protection. They carry out activities in environmental monitoring, rating of harmful substances, development of environmental documentation.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering work for oil and gas processing companies and petrochemical industry companies as well as research and design institutes. They are highly valued and in demand by the industry.

Areas of study and main disciplines

Students are trained in two areas of study "Chemical engineering" and "Energy and resource saving processes in chemical engineering, petrochemistry and biotechnology". They study all basic natural, scientific, chemical, engineering, chemical and technological disciplines and the humanities.

Facts from history

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering was established on 18 April 1930 as the Oil Processing Department, among the first four departments of Moscow Mining Academy. Development of the Department and the primary Chair of Petroleum Engineering was entrusted to Ivan Gubkin’s student – Joseph Gurevich. In the early days, the Department offered training in three study areas, including chemical engineering, technology of oil refinery operations and technology of oil refinery design and construction. In 1960, three new programs were opened, including technology of basic organic and petrochemical synthesis, technology of liquid chemicals and radiation chemistry. In 1989 the Department launched training of environmental engineers specialized in environmental protection and rational use of natural resources. In 1989 the Department was given its current name – Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Currently, the Department offers training in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs.

Departments and units

  • Department of Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants and Chemometology
  • Department of Organic Chemistry and Petroleum Chemistry
  • Department of Gas Chemistry
  • Department of Oil Refining Technology
  • Department of General and Applied Chemistry
  • Department of Physical and Colloid Chemistry
  • Department of Technology of Chemicals for Oil and Gas Industry
  • Department of Industrial Ecology
  • Research and academic center "Field production chemistry"
  • Research and academic center "Bituminous materials"
  • Specialized Department of Chemmotology of Fuels and Lubricants
  • Specialized Department of Design of Oil and Gas Processing Enterprises
  • Specialized Department of Technologies for Improving Oil Recovery for Objects with Complicated Conditions
  • Specialized Department of Technology of Adsorbents and Catalysts
  • Specialized Department of Environmental Supervision, Impact Statement and Regulation


Boris Tonkonogov, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor


Postal address: 119991, Moscow, 65 Leninsky Prospekt, Building 1, Room 522
Phone: +7 (499) 507-83-99
E-mail: fhte@gubkin.ru