Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently, our faculty are actively leading research into both traditional chemical and energy industries as well as new areas of application and innovation, such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, advanced materials, and sustainable energy.
Our primary mission is to educate leaders and innovators through creation of fundamental knowledge and technologies in the chemical and biomolecular sciences and engineering. The general theme of our program is to foster creativity, to recognize excellence, and to promote a collegial and cohesive research and educational environment while emphasizing the value of diversity.
I encourage you to explore this website to learn more about us and what our program has to offer.
Arthur Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, and his team lead a breakthrough study in biofuels that has been celebrated by his peers.
Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula, an expert in polymers and materials science, has been named the newest joint UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair.
Caleb Walker earned the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division oral presentation award at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.
Assistant Professor Steve Abel was recognized for both his teaching and research with two awards from the Tickle College of Engineering.
Grant Rigney became UT’s eighth Rhodes Scholar. This fall, he began his all-expenses-paid studies at the University of Oxford, England.
The DOE has chosen a project led by UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair Thomas Zawodzinski as one of 10 recipients of ARPA-E grants.