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The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University has educated thousands of chemical engineers since it was founded in 1913. In more than a century, curriculum and research have transformed several times over to provide the student leading knowledge of chemical engineering concepts and technology. The chemical engineering program attracts top national and international talent in 22 tenured or tenure-track faculty dedicated to student success.

Undergraduates become part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter, Omega Chi Epsilon (national chemical engineering honor society) and the Iowa State chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, among hundreds of student organizations offered at Iowa State. A student can even conduct faculty research as an undergraduate. Graduate students join the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization to engage in professional development opportunities and community service. Interested in applying engineering to medical problems? Discover our bioengineering minor.

There always is something for someone at Iowa State University. Choose your adventure.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Iowa State for Chemical Engineering

Note From The Department Chair

Andy HillierThe department continues to advance its mission of providing the highest quality chemical engineering education while pursuing innovative and impactful research and service to society. Based on our enrollment numbers, we continue to be a major destination of choice for chemical engineering students. Our students continue to be highly successful and sought after by companies, universities, and national laboratories. Our research efforts continue to be accompanied by high-impact scholarship, technical innovation, and extramural funding, which this year totaled $9.2 million.

Go Cyclones,
Andrew C. Hillier
Professor and Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair

Ames, Iowa, Top Rankings