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Latest News

Grady Carlson to rub elbows overseas with Nobel Laureates (June 2014)

Tingyue Gu lab's paper receives cover-story treatment from corrosion journal (June 2014)

CEER establishes industry university cooperative center (March 2014)

Gerardine Botte wins Innovation Award (March 2014)

Josh Frash wins Forge Scholarship (January 2014)

'KB' Lee honored at Hall of Fame induction ceremony (November 2013)

Meet new faculty member Marc Singer (November 2013)

Darin Ridgway named Dinos Professor for 2013-2018 (September 2013)

Engineering and Science Hall of Fame to add 'KB' Lee (September 2013)

Meet new faculty member John Staser (September 2013)

CEER's Damilola Daramola among postdocs featured by Compass (September 2013)

Monica Burdick, colleagues seek cancer answers (September 2013)

Jason Trembly aims to clean fracking wastewater (September 2013)

Graduate student Barbi Wheelden works toward a better blend for plastic (September 2013)

Company founded by Gerardine Botte wins award from Silicon Valley group (July 2013)

Grady Carlson among Student Enhancement Award winners (June 2013)

Three students win first-place awards at Student Expo (June 2013)

Chemical engineering PhD graduate joins Pitt faculty (Jan. 2013)

National Academy of Inventors names Gerardine Botte charter fellow (Dec. 2012)

Nature publishes chemical engineering alum's article (July 2012)

Chemical engineering faculty member Tingyue Gu named executive editor of online international science journal (June 2012)

Three chemical engineering faculty to retire (June 2012)

Ohio University chemical engineering sophomore awarded regional scholarship from ACEC (May 2012)

Chemical engineering students well-represented at the Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo (May 2012)

Chemical engineering faculty member Monica Burdick wins Russ Outstanding Research Paper Award at the College's spring awards banquet (May 2012)

Ohio University alumnus and chemical engineering graduate James Edwards ('70) among those inducted into the Russ College Academy of Distinguished Graduates (May 2012)

Chemical engineering graduate student Barbara Wheelden wins National Science Foundation Fellowship (May 2012)

Department honors outstanding students at annual awards banquet (May 2012)

Ohio University chemical engineering students place third at regional Chem-E-Car competition (April 2012)

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Chemical engineers are trained to understand systems at both the large scale and at the molecular level.  Chemical engineers design new chemical processes as well as redesign old ones to increase efficiency, improve safety, and reduce their environmental impact. As interdisciplinary problem solvers, chemical engineers are well prepared for work in a variety of industries or for further professional study in fields such as medicine and law.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering grants B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering. We emphasize development of teamwork and communication skills along with the technical background needed to apply the principles of chemistry, physics, and biology to engineering problems. In addition to studying the core chemical engineering curriculum, students at all levels pursue research and course work in bioengineering, energy and the environment, and materials. Chemical engineering undergraduate students are eligible to participate in a 4-1 option that makes it possible to earn a chemical engineering bachelor’s degree and a biomedical engineering master’s degree in five years.

Orientation information for new graduate students

Ohio University transitioned from a quarter system to a semester system that began in the fall of 2012. Semester transition information, including the chemical engineering curriculum under the semester system, is available here (including information for graduate students).


Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
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Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
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