Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Message From Chair
Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at UC Irvine. With 14 faculty, 300 undergraduates and 45 doctoral students, we offer a vibrant academic community for those seeking educational opportunities in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Our faculty expertise is broad, and we have active research programs spanning a wide range of investigation. From the development of novel systems that produce biofuels and commodity chemicals for synthesis of materials and pharmaceuticals; to processes and systems that enable sustainable energy storage and conversion; to the development of nano- and biotechnologies for discovery and design of novel active molecules, materials and devices with applications in sustainable energy, sensing and human health. This breadth of expertise enables us to expose our undergraduates to the full spectrum of opportunities available to chemical engineers. It also provides the basis for a vibrant community of graduate and postdoctoral scholars pursuing lines of inquiry at the cutting edge of discovery in the molecular sciences and engineering.