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Fast Facts

UT’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is one of the oldest chemical engineering programs in the South. Our roots date back to 1905, and we were one of the first programs to receive accreditation from AIChE in 1939.


Additional Facts

  • The department includes 17 tenure-line faculty, 3 UT-ORNL Governor’s Chairs, and 4 endowed professorships.
  • Our chemical engineering graduate program is ranked 44th, and the college’s undergraduate program is ranked 35th, both by U.S. News and World Report.
  • The Eastman Unit Operations Laboratory offers cutting edge facilities for CBE students to learn real-world practices.
  • Recent CBE students have been recognized nationally, including being named a Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, and Goldwater Scholar.