Faculty, students and graduates of Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering impact the world in countless ways – with work involving consumer products, fuels, biorenewable energy, medical and health care advancements and much more – incorporating the disciplines of engineering, math and chemistry. The undergraduate curriculum can also be used as a springboard to medical school or law school. An internationally recognized program, CBE at Iowa State continues to grow and uphold a strong tradition in the College of Engineering and Iowa State University.
Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at Iowa State University
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What Is Chemical Engineering?
Thinking about studying chemical engineering at Iowa State? Wondering what chemical engineers do? Check out this video of how chemical engineers impact everyone’s life, as told by our students. And learn what it’s like to be a “ChemE” at Iowa State University.
ISU researchers show catalytic potential in unexpected material
Iowa State University College of Engineering researchers, led by Herbert L. Stiles Professor in Chemical Engineering Yue Wu, have recently demonstrated modification of a two-dimensional metal carbide, opening new doors for water-gas shift reactions.
The research was recently published in the journal Nature Catalysis. The journal article states that the chemical process “refers to a chemical reaction between the metal and a support that induces the formation of bimetallic structures that may not be easy to obtain by other synthetic methods.”
CBE Points of Pride
Undergraduate enrollment has increased more than 100% since 2008.
One of the highest female student enrollments in the College of Engineering