Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at Iowa State University
Faculty, students and graduates of Iowa State University's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering impact the world in countless ways - from work involving consumer products to fuels to biorenewable energy to medical and health care advancements and much more - incorporating the disciplines of engineering, math and chemistry. As an internationally recognized program, CBE at Iowa State continues to grow and to uphold a strong tradition. The department celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.
CBE Department Spring Break Hours
The CBE main office, 2114 Sweeney, will observe Spring Break hours Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17, and will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Sweeney Hall will be accessible during Spring Break.
Demolition/Construction Plans Impacting Sweeney Hall
From March, 2017 to early 2020 Sweeney Hall will be affected in various ways by demolition and construction plans for the new Student Innovation Center to be erected just south of Sweeney. Please take note of the following schedule, which is approximate and subject to change. March 13, 2017: Fences go up around Old Sweeney and the Nuclear Engineering building. Parking Lot 13 south of Sweeney will permanently close. Sweeney Hall south entrance will be closed (closure will last until construction of Student Innovation Center is complete). Sweeney Hall loading dock will remain accessible. April, 2017: New loading dock to be installed on north side of Sweeney will be completed. Loading dock on south side of Sweeney will be permanently closed. Demolition of Old Sweeney will begin, including detachment from Sweeney '64 wing. May-June, 2017: Sweeney Hall east entrance will be closed to allow construction of new sidewalk/greenspace. January 2020: Estimated completion of Student Innovation Center.