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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

Ha Selected for Advanced Undergraduate Research Activity Program

Senior Khanh Ha was selected for the Advanced Undergraduate Research Activity (AURA) program, which promotes research for undergraduate students at UT.

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Ragauskas Honored by Royal Society of Chemistry with Environment Prize

The Royal Society of Chemistry awarded UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair Art Ragauskas its 2022 Environment Prize for his role in the development and refinement of plant-based fuels.

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Tasimba Jonga Graduates as Torchbearer

Tasimba Jonga earned the Torchbearer award, the university’s highest student honor, for his senior year at UT.

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Trinh’s DOE-Supported Research Could Bring Big Changes to Biofuels

Ferguson Faculty Fellow Cong Trinh was awarded $1.1 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science for research aimed at producing the next generation of biofuels.

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