Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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In Chemical Engineering, the science gets applied to real products and real solutions that have the greatest impact on society. The department of chemical engineering at Drexel combines many different concepts and skill sets, and is broadly applicable. Find out more about how a Chemical Engineering degree from Drexel sets the foundation for your success across a spectrum of professions within the chemical and biological engineering field.

Join us on December 17  for an online information session to learn more about our programs in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering,  and Nanomaterials.

Graduate Program Information Sessions

Join us on December 17 for an online information session to learn more about our programs in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Nanomaterials.

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Prospective Chemical & Biological Engineering Undergraduate Students

Get to know Drexel through a campus visit, offered Monday to Friday and most Saturdays, or a college-wide Open House event to further explore Drexel’s chemical and biological engineering program.

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Prospective Chemical & Biological Engineering Graduate Students

CBE currently has funded positions for PhD chemical and biological engineering students. The deadline for application is October 31 for Spring and January 7 for Fall. We also invite you to apply to the GAANN Fellowship.

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AIChE is a professional organization with the purpose of providing Drexel students the opportunity to gain out of the classroom experience in chemical engineering.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

AIChE is a professional organization with the purpose of providing Drexel students the opportunity to gain out of the classroom experience in chemical engineering.

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A team of Drexel researchers, led by Principal Investigator Steven Wrenn, professor of chemical engineering, chases the holy grail of cardiology with a novel formulation called Electrast.

Amazed and Perfused

A team of Drexel researchers, led by Principal Investigator Steven Wrenn, professor of chemical engineering, chases the holy grail of cardiology with a novel formulation called Electrast.

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Alice Forbes ’47 was the first woman to graduate Drexel with a degree in chemical engineering. In June, her grandson Doug Forbes ’19  received his degree in engineering technology.

Maverick Alumna’s Grandson Graduates

Alice Forbes ’47 was the first woman to graduate Drexel with a degree in chemical engineering. In June, her grandson Doug Forbes ’19 received his degree in engineering technology.

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Alumni Spotlight in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Our alumni graduate with a higher level of confidence on entering the workforce, and are securing more impactful and better-paying and jobs than ever.

Our graduates go on to excel in: academia, industry, government, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medicine, law, and many other fields.

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Shyno Mathew hails from the first town in all of India to achieve 100% literacy among its residents.

Shyno Mathew

Shyno Mathew hails from the first town in all of India to achieve 100% literacy among its residents.

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The Young Engineer of the Year Award annually recognizes an outstanding engineer 35 years of age or under who has demonstrated leadership and made a recognized contribution to the engineering profession, as well as contribution and participation in charitable, civic, and technical affairs.

Eleanor Small Named Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year

The Young Engineer of the Year Award annually recognizes an outstanding engineer 35 years of age or under who has demonstrated leadership and made a recognized contribution to the engineering profession, as well as contribution and participation in charitable, civic, and technical affairs.

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2018 Quick Facts

475
Total number of students enrolled
$780
Average weekly co-op wage for CBE students
$4,600,000
2018 total departmental amount of research expenditures

Latest News

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    Machine learning and community input are being put to use in order to safely identify egg clusters from the invasive spotted lanternfly species.

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  • Colorful Co-ops at Crayola

    Drexel Engineering students Shannon Simcox and Samuel Vaughan are learning how the Pennsylvania company creates their signature products.

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