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Our Department

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering leads research for 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 future leaders and innovators through the creation of fundamental knowledge and technologies in the chemical and biomolecular sciences and engineering. We prioritize fostering creativity, nurturing and recognizing excellence, and promoting a collegial and cohesive research and educational environment while emphasizing the value of diversity and inclusivity.

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Undergraduate Programs

The department is a vibrant community for our students with a diverse student body and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Cutting-Edge Research

CBE conducts research in chemical and energy industries as well as new areas of application and innovation.

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Graduate Programs

Join CBE for graduate studies and research in one of our nine research thrusts led by dedicated faculty.

Recent News

Computational Solutions

Joint Associate Professor Belinda Akpa is combining her love of mathematics and chemical engineering to improve medicines and medical treatments.

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Going Big and Energetic at a Small Scale Earns Mukherjee DURIP

Research Assistant Professor Dibyendu Mukherjee has developed a new way of producing energetic nanomaterials and received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program award.

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Ragauskas Adapts Biomass Research to Keep Plastics from Going to Waste

UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining Art Ragauskas and team are investigating new methods for reclaiming and reusing plastic waste.

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Understanding Change

Associate Professor Joshua Sangoro and his team have made some of the first observations of a new, but previously theorized, form of matter that exists between liquid and solid.

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