Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


The departments offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical and biomolecular engineering. The departments' 31 faculty members are conducting cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in five thrust areas: biotechnology, energy, environment, microstructured materials and nanotechnology.

Graduate students participate in all aspects of the department through the ChEMS Graduate Student Association, which fields representatives for biweekly faculty meetings and plays an active role in the faculty hiring process. 

Competitive fellowship packages are available. The recommended deadline for fall applications is January 1, 2021, especially for candidates who wish to be considered for financial support. The deadline for Ph.D. fall applications has been extended until February 15, 2021. After this date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for a limited time.

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Graduate Coordinator

Elizabeth Randall
(949) 824-3887

Graduate Adviser

Professor Ali Mohraz
(949) 824-2028