The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at Cornell offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Learn how our community, facilities, and faculty make CBE an exceptional place to earn a degree.
Chemical engineers work with chemical change and chemical processing. They develop ways to produce chemicals, or design, build, and operate a chemical production plant. They search for new sources of energy or work to clean up the environment. Chemical engineers also play an important role in new technologies such as semiconductor processing and biotechnology or in the development of new materials such as polymers and ceramics.
Whether you're looking to take your first steps in the field as an undergraduate or you're an experienced engineer looking to transition into academia with a PhD, CBE can help get you there.
CBE degree programs:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)— Offers a rigorous chemistry curriculum combined with fundamental engineering courses, research opportunities, and electives
As he accepted his Distinguished Alumni Award from Cornell Engineering on May 13, Robert F. Smith ’85, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, announced a new gift of $15 million for engineering student aid, with a focus on assisting undergraduate students who come to Cornell from urban high schools, and graduate students who attended historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Read more about Robert F. Smith gift expands STEM access for underrepresented students
8:30 - 10:00 am: Smith School Alumni Reunion Breakfast 128 Olin Hall Join CBE for a chance to engage with members of the department and fellow alumni. 12:00 - 1:00 pm: State of the College with Dean...
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