Chemical and Biological Engineering

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. It is engineering that 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.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Get to know Drexel through a campus visit, offered Monday to Friday and most Saturdays, or a college-wide Open House event.

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Prospective Graduate Students

The deadline for PhD applicants is January 7, 2019. Please visit our prospective graduate students page for more information on our program.

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Annual Report

Welcome to the FY2018 Annual Report of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel. Please use this report to learn more about our department through metrics and faculty profiles, and to get a glimpse of the varied and exciting activities undertaken by members of our community.

2017-18 Annual Report

Fall Seminar Series

See the schedule of visiting speakers for the fall term.

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Alumni Spotlight

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.

Alumni Resources
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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Twin brothers Sergey and Yuriy Smolin were drawn to the Chemical and Biological Engineering department's PhD program because of its reputation for research in sustainable energy.

Sergey and Yuriy Smolin

Twin brothers Sergey and Yuriy Smolin were drawn to the Chemical and Biological Engineering department's PhD program because of its reputation for research in sustainable energy.

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Latest News

  • Dr. Lau Receives Sponsored Research Award

    Prof. Kenneth Lau, CBE, was awarded a one-year $100,000 sponsored research award funded by W.L. Gore & Associates for his project, titled “Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD) of Polymers for Surface Engineering of Porous Materials".

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  • Dr. Fafarman Receives NSF-CAREER Award

    Professor Aaron Fafarman received a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant (NSF-CAREER) for his research on rendering metastable structures stable.

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2017 Quick Facts

458
Total number of students enrolled
$780
Average weekly co-op wage for CBE students
$5,217,640
2017 total departmental amount of research expenditures