Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston where outstanding scholarship and cutting-edge research meets the real world of chemical engineering, energy engineering and biomolecular engineering. Ranked in the top 15 Chemical Engineering departments by the National Research Council, we have strong interactions with the Chemical and Energy industry and the Medical research and technology community in the Greater Houston area in seeking solutions to some of the grand challenges facing our society and humanity.
We graduate about 40 undergraduate chemical engineers, 15 part-time masters coming mostly from the local industry and 15 doctoral students each year who become leaders in industry, academe and government. We have internationally recognized expertise in environmental reaction engineering, plasma physics and processing, polymers and nanomaterials, conventional and sustainable energy, and in biomolecular engineering targeting novel and efficient ways to diagnose, mitigate and cure conditions of human health.