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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Our Mission

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.

Left to Right: Pic 1: Dr. Matteo Pasquali teaching class outside atop the sculpture title "45, 90, 180" in the Engineering Quad. Pic 2: Many Rice University students in caps and gowns seated during a graduation ceremony.  

 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.

 Left to right: Pic 1: A student in a lab looking clear tubing and beakers. Pic 2: A graduate student in a lab performing research contained in fume hood.