Our Academic Community
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) at Rice is a network of people supporting our educational mission. Strong relationships between faculty, students and staff form the cornerstone of our department. Students are encouraged to become active members of the ChBE community. We keep our class sizes small, creating a unique environment that provides our students with the necessary training to face future challenges, while promoting the exchange of ideas beyond the classroom.
Our faculty members and graduate students conduct research in the areas of energy and environmental engineering; materials and complex fluids; and biomolecular engineering. Visiting scholars and postdoctoral associates share our enthusiasm and enrich our research visions. Exciting projects in many disciplines provide students with interesting research opportunities.
Our faculty are dedicated teachers and mentors, committed to maintaining outstanding undergraduate and graduate educational programs. Students graduating from our programs will be prepared to assume leadership roles in industry, academia, law, business, medicine and government.