UConn Bound 2020 – Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Welcome to UConn's Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). Chemical engineering is a fascinating, exciting, and challenging field. Indeed, chemical engineers are often called "universal engineers" because of breadth of knowledge and understanding they are require to have. Our students work in a wide variety of areas. Industries in which chemical engineers are making an impact in include petrochemical/oil, biotech, pharmaceutical, environmental, energy, nanotechnology, and many many more.Students from our department have also gone into law, medicine, and journalism after completing their undergraduate degrees.

Chemical engineers are also using their unique skills to help address current COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is through the fabrication of new ventilators and masks or mathematically modeling viral biomolecular processes to identify drug targets, chemical engineers are on the front lines. You can see some of the contributions that our department is making here.

Some of the CBE Students and Faculty at the UConn 2017 Scholarship Banquet

The UConn chemical engineering experience for our undergraduates is quite comprehensive, allowing for the possibility to tune your major via via a number of different minors or studying abroad while also picking up a second degree.

We look forward to answering your questions and our live Q&A's which will be held on

  • Wednesday October 7th at 6 pm
  • Thursday October 15th at 7 pm

We hope that you are able to join us and look forward to meeting you.

News

  • Dr. Laurencin Honored by Connecticut NAACP
    The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department would like to congratulate Dr. Cato Laurencin on being named one of the "100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut." Click here to read more.
  • Dr. Laurencin Elected as Royal Academy Fellow
    The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department would like to congratulate Dr. Cato Laurencin on being the only U.S. Professor to be elected an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Read more about this distinction and Dr. Laurencin's research and achievements.
  • Dr. Laurencin Receiving the 2021 Hoover Medal
    The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department would like to congratulate Dr. Cato Laurencin on being chosen to receive the 2021 Hoover Medal! For more information on this prestigious award and Dr. Laurencin's achievements leading up to his selection, please click here.
  • CHEG Student Earns SURF Award
    The CBE Department would like to congratulate CHEG undergraduate student, Sam Degnan-Morgenstern, on being awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) award! For more information on this award and Degnan-Morgenstern's summer research project, click here.
  • Dr. Cato Laurencin Receives Spingarn Medal
    The CBE Department would like to congratulate Dr. Cato Laurencin on being named the 2021 recipient of the Spingarn Medal through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)! For more information on this award and Dr. Laurencin's achievements leading up to it, please click here.

Professor Ranjan Srivastava
Department Head

Professor Jennifer Pascal
Assistant Department Head

Contact Info

Ms. Katie O'Keefe
CBE Program Assistant