To successfully translate scientific advances into new cost-effective products and processes, the chemical and biomolecular engineer of the future will need a broad education that combines:
- solid grounding on science and engineering fundamentals;
- knowledge of advanced computational and experimental techniques; and
- interdisciplinary skills that extend from chemistry, biology and materials science to computer science, systems modeling and environmental engineering.
This challenge shapes the research and educational missions of our department as it strives to:
- maintain outstanding undergraduate and graduate educational programs so that our highly qualified and motivated students will be prepared to assume leadership roles in industry, academia, law, business, medicine and government;
- conduct basic and applied research of the highest quality that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of partnerships involving academia, industry and government; and
- serve as an educational and technological resource for the professional and scientific communities at the local, national, and international levels.