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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

Tasia Gaddis Shares Study Abroad Experience in Greece

Senior Tasia Gaddis wrote about her summer studying abroad in Athens, Greece, and shared photos of the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon.

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ASEE Names Frymier Outstanding Campus Representative for 2021

Paul Frymier, associate dean for faculty affairs and engagement and CBE professor, was recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Campus Representative by the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Keeping an “Ion” Sangoro’s Research

Associate Professor Joshua Sangoro and doctoral student Matthew Harris made a discovery that may improve the understanding of the nature of liquid–liquid transitions.

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Lab Partners: Eastman, UT Share History of Success

The partnership between CBE and Eastman Chemical Co. over the past decade has positively impacted faculty, students, and spaces on campus.

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