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Welcome to CBE

Great teaching. Ground-breaking research. Cornell’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, combines these in a highly collaborative environment. They’re just some of the reasons that CBE is internationally recognized and has been highly ranked among the top programs in our fields.

Academic Programs

Outstanding faculty prepare students to excel – and they do. CBE graduates are highly sought after. They pursue rewarding careers, and make meaningful contributions to society through teaching, research, industry, and other paths. CBE offers four degrees: a Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering (1-year professional), Master of Science (2-year research) and Ph.D.

Research

CBE faculty and their graduate students are at the very forefront of creating knowledge – directed at solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. Focusing on five broad areas of research: Biomolecular Engineering, Complex Fluids and Polymers, Computational and Systems Biology, Nanoscale Electronics, Photonics and Materials Processing and Sustainable Energy Systems. Learn more about our research, faculty, and facilities.

Recent News

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

A Cornell team, led by professor Lynden Archer and graduate student Snehashis Choudhury, proposed...

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista...

Archer named among nine Cornell faculty named 'most influential' researchers

Nine Cornell professors have been named to a list of the 25 most influential scientific minds for...

Latest Spotlights

Matthew Paszek

Matthew Paszek is living his dream. As a “naive” undergrad, he attended Cornell, studying for his bachelor’s in chemical engineering. Fast forward eleven years, and here he is, an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Enginee...

Julius Lucks

Julius Lucks, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: The Most Engineerable Molecule on the Planet