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Welcome to CBE

Ground-breaking research. Great teaching. Cornell’s Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), 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

Professors Anton and Paszek receive 2018 Engineering Teaching Awards

2018 College of Engineering Teaching Award winners

Cornell to conduct Earth Source Heat seismic survey Sept. 21-25

Cornell will conduct a survey of the sub-terrain on campus and in the towns of Ithaca and Dryden...

Samuel Bodman '60, valued alumnus of the Smith School has passed away

Dr. Bodman held prominent roles in academia, industry, and government. He was generous to the...

Latest Spotlights

Symposium honors bioengineering pioneer Mike Shuler

Scientists from around the world gathered at Cornell on June 22 to honor the career of Professor Michael Shuler, whose work in modeling biological systems continues to revolutionize the field of bioengineering and change the way pharmaceutical drugs ...