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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.


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

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

A nanomaterials research laboratory in Cornell’s Kimball Hall is opening its doors to the public...

CBE Assistant Professors win distinguished teaching awards

Julius Lucks has won the Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Tucker ’50 Excellence in Teaching Award, and...

Professor Lynden Archer featured in Chemical & Engineering News,"10 Start-Ups to Watch":

Founders Lynden Archer, Shivaun Archer, and Nathan Ball developing new materials for powerful,...

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