Academic Programs


Chemical Engineers are primarily concerned with process engineering: the conversion of raw materials into valuable products with application across a wide swath of industries, from chemical process industries to biotechnology, design and construction, electronics, advanced materials, and environmental, among others. The products generally start out in a laboratory and are developed for production on a larger scale, so they must be carefully engineered to minimize environmental risk and to ensure public safety. That’s where the graduates of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering come in.

Students can engage in hands-on research in four principal areas, including polymer science and engineering, multiscale modeling and process systems engineering, energy and the environment, and biological engineering.