Northwestern Shines at International Conference
Faculty and students were honored for work in synthetic biology.read more
Julius Lucks Receives ACS Young Investigator Award
The award recognizes his early contributions to the field.read more
Repurposing the Ribosome for Synthetic Biology
Michael Jewett's new work funded by highly competitive MURI grant.read more
Two Synthetic Biologists Join Northwestern
Julius Lucks and Danielle Tullman Ercek to join this fall.read more
Nanoscientists Develop the 'Ultimate Discovery Tool'
Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology.read more
Welcome to the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University prepares the next generation of chemical engineering experts in a multidisciplinary and collegial culture that fosters the personal and intellectual growth of its community of student, staff, and faculty leaders.
We impact and shape the profession by tackling compelling and complex problems that require a mastery of the fundamentals of physical, chemical, biological, and mathematical sciences. By integrating fundamental science with technology development, we conceive of ideas without boundaries, foster entrepreneurship, and generate new insights into—and transformative solutions for—the pressing challenges in energy, materials, sustainability, complex systems, global health, synthetic biology, and biotechnology.
Current research areas include:
- Biotechnology, bioengineering, and complexity
- Energy and sustainability
- Materials and nanoengineering
|Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering|
|Combined BS/MS Degree Program|
|Minor in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering|
|Master of Science in Chemical Engineering|
|PhD in Chemical Engineering|
|Master of Science in Biotechnology|