Chemical engineering hasn't lost its appeal. Apart from the traditional chemical-centric industries such as petroleum and pharmaceuticals, chemical engineers are not required in various other sectors including textiles, plastics, food and even biomedical sectors.
Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials
Material scientists learn about the history of a material and its processing influences, its structure and properties by analysing it down to its atomic structure and possible uses. It's a combination of metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics and chemistry.
Chemical engineering deals with the development of process and design to efficiently utilize energy and chemicals. Chemical engineers make valuable contribution in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, petrochemical and food industry.