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 – 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.

We’re hiring!

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions for a proposed starting date of August 2022.


The department is currently accepting applications for a full time graduate student & data coordinator position. Apply today! Closing date is December 15, 2021.