The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice benefits greatly from its location in Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world and home to the largest medical center in the world. Our faculty and students do research and internships that are plugged in to what’s happening in the world of energy and health right now.
Research in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice focuses on advanced materials and complex fluids, biosystems engineering and energy and environmental systems. Houston provides rich resources for collaboration in these areas with industry and researchers in the Texas Medical Center.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has an engaged alumni community that contributes greatly to the functioning of the department and the success of our students. The alumni advisory board has been assisting the department, faculty and student in reaching their goals since 2009.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering holds regular seminars, with speakers from academia and industry. Endowed lectures further enrich life in the department by bringing in speakers who are leaders in the field and experts in their areas. Watch the department calendar for all seminar listings.
Haotian Wang breakthrough produces valuable chemical on demand at point of use.
ChBE department chair joined Rice faculty in 2001.
Through funding, the program supports exceptional early-career researchers who show promise to be the research leaders of tomorrow.
“I worked to analyze heat and mass transport phenomena in systems utilizing the unique properties of various fluids.”