We’re Hiring!Chemical and Biological Engineering – Department Chair Chemical and Biological Engineering – Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor
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.
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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.
Female enrollment: 35% undergraduate students, 33% graduate students – some of the largest enrollments in the College of Engineering (fall 2022)
Fall 2022 graduating class 45% female
CBE B.S. undergraduate average starting salary $73,000/yr.
CBE’s Rizia Bardhan (center) and her collaborators have come up with a new approach to making nanocarriers for drug delivery. Their technology features a soft, fat-like, liposome interior (which is already a clinically approved drug carrier) surrounded by a hard shell of gold nanoparticles.
Newsletter – 2022
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