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
CBE main office regular hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sweeney Hall hours: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday.
December 24 – 25: Offices Closed
January 1: Offices Closed
Winter Break Office Hours, December 30 – January 10: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
Engineering health at the breakfast table
When mom said “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” she couldn’t have imagined what Cyclone Engineer Tom Mansell (pictured) has cooking.
CBE Points of Pride
Undergraduate enrollment has increased more than 100% since 2008.
Female undergraduate enrollment: 31%, largest in the College of Engineering (fall 2019)