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Chemical and Biological Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road
Technological Institute
Room E-136
Evanston, IL 60208-1230
Phone: 847-491-7398
Fax: 847-491-3728

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The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is nationally recognized for its leadership in modern engineering research and education.  We are ranked first among U.S. chemical engineering departments in citations per publication in the latest ranking by University Science Indicators, as reported by SCI-BYTES. Our goal is to provide students with tools, experience, and adaptability to prosper not just as new graduates but throughout their careers.

The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering offers a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.  The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The undergraduate Chemical Engineering program is designed to complement the freshman Engineering First Program in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Our program involves students, from the very beginning, in computer applications, design and communication. Advanced courses cover a wide range of technical content, while several non-technical courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level emphasize the development of management skills necessary for business-related careers. The graduate program is one of the highest ranked programs of its kind in the nation, and emphasizes both core chemical engineering training as well as interdisciplinary research on the cutting edge of the field.

Watch the video below for an overview of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering featuring interviews with professors Josh Leonard, Lonnie Shea, Linda Broadbelt and Luis Amaral.