The mission of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is to meet the present and future needs of society and industry by providing state-of-the-art education and research programs.

We expect our graduates to meet the challenges associated with their individual career paths and possess the skills necessary for success in the workplace.

Our degree programs will prepare students with the knowledge to: 

  • Employ their technical, problem solving, analytical thinking, and communication skills to contribute to society in any field where they are professionally active
  • Act with a strong commitment to the safe and ethical practice of their profession by being aware of the technical, environmental, societal, and economic impact of their work
  • Effectively communicate (through both oral and written communication) with other professionals and the general public
  • Constantly innovate throughout their careers to add value to our economy, environment, and society by addressing key challenges that confront us.
  • Facilitate collaborative team building and interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving
  • Provide effective leadership to the profession and community

Today the department conducts research in numerous areas, including significant research activities through its four interdisciplinary research centers:

  • The Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering
  • The Energy + Power Center
  • The Center of Excellence in Polymer Science and Engineering
  • The Particle Technology and Crystallization Center