Cornell's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has a long and distinguished history of successfully educating leaders for a wide variety of industries and academia. Graduates have major impacts on the chemical, consumer, pharmaceutical, petroleum, electronic, biotechnology and biomedical industries.
The school has two complementary missions:
- To prepare students for life-long achievement through education in the principles of chemical engineering by methods which encourage the development of communication, teamwork and leadership skills, and by guidance on the application of these principles and skills to societal needs.
- To advance, through research and scholarship, an understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering and apply those principles to the creation of new devices or strategies for the solution of societal problems.
Faculty and staff are committed to fulfilling this mission for students at all degree levels; undergraduate and graduate. The faculty are highly awarded for teaching and have authored some of the most important textbooks in chemical engineering.
Faculty are engaged in research in a wide variety of issues important in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Special multi-faculty efforts exist in drug delivery, metabolism and production; in proteomics; in complex fluids and polymer processing; and in microreactors and microfluidics. These research efforts involve combinations of experiments, computational techniques and advanced mathematics.