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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

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Researchers show that coating the anode of a lithium-oxygen fuel cell with bromide results in more...

Prof. Susan Daniel and Ph.D. candidate, Aravind Natarajan were featured speakers at the Ithaca March for Science

Prof. Daniel spoke about her own experiences as a student and faculty member in engineering, and...

The Hunt for New Energy-Storage Materials

Fernando A. Escobedo, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is co-leading an...

Latest Spotlights

Welcome Fengqi You

“I believe that chemical engineers should be able to do everything,” says You.

Welcome Jeffrey Varner

What Varner does “get” is how to use computer code to model biological processes