Together, faculty and students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 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.

As dedicated teachers and mentors, our faculty members are committed to maintaining outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Our students graduate prepared to assume leadership roles in industry, academia, law, business, medicine, and government.

Syamal Poddar
Syamal Poddar

PhD.; Parent of BA '93; Founder and President, Poddar & Associates

Elyse Bealer
Elyse Bealer

BS '06; Merck, Executive Director, Regional Supply Chain Operations (Switzerland)

Paul Nealey
Paul Nealey

BS '85, PhD, NAE; Professor, Vice Dean for Education and Outreach, Univesity of Chicago

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Göran Haag

Parent of BA '11; CEO and Founder, Champion Fiberglass

Alessandra Carreon
Alessandra Carreon

BS '07; RMI, Carbon Free Mobility

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Sunit S. Patel

BS '85; Former ChBE EAB Chair, Former Rice Engineering EAB Chair; IBotta, CFO

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José G. Santiesteban

PhD, NAE; ExxonMobil, Manager, Strategy (ret.)

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Parker Meeks

MBA '05; HYZON Motors, Chief Executive Officer

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Ganesh Kailasam

PhD, NAE; OGCI Climate Investments, VP Technology (ret.)