The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers research and education opportunities leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is well-equipped for graduate research in aerosol science and engineering, biochemical engineering, computational modeling, fluid mechanics and mixing, fuel cell technology, metabolic engineering and systems biology, nanoparticle technology, polymer processing and characterization, polymer reaction engineering, process control, thermodynamics and transport phenomena, and systems research. The Department maintains a distributed computing network consisting of research laboratories and a PC laboratory. Major research facilities including electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and NMR are coordinated through a variety of laboratories.
The Department is part of the A. James Clark School of Engineering , which U.S. News & World Report ranked 23rd in the nation and 11th among public universities in its listing of top graduate engineering schools in the U.S. for 2013.
The Clark School was ranked 14th among engineering schools worldwide in 2012, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University's (China) Institute of Higher Education and Center for World-Class Universities. For more information, see the institute's Academic Ranking of World Universities.
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