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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

chbe01Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Walter Chapman, Chair

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Research areas

  • Advanced materials and complex fluids
  • Biosystems engineering
  • Energy and environmental systems

Starting with its involvement in the emerging petrochemical industry in the 1920s and continuing with its pioneering work on artificial heart devices in the 1960s, the department has a long history of tackling problems and expanding chemical engineering to new areas.

Degrees offered
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering
Master of Chemical Engineering
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy