- To perform creative, cutting-edge research in areas of strategic and
enduring importance to the department's educational mission and the
- To prepare students with fundamental knowledge, experience in
state-of-the-art technologies, and professional skills (e.g. active
learning, leadership, and teamwork) to enable them to solve complex chemical
and biological engineering problems throughout their careers.
- To foster in our graduates an enlightened societal awareness, a craving
for life-long learning, a passion for exploring and practicing their
profession, and an appreciation of its societal impacts.
We offer a rigorous education in the fundamentals of chemical and
biological engineering in an environment that capitalizes on the
technological resources of a world-class research university and the
intellectual breadth of a top-ranked liberal arts college. Faculty
and students tackle research problems in strategic areas that
address national and global needs and contribute to the education of
graduate and undergraduate students alike. Students develop active
learning and leadership skills to effectively contribute to present
and future technological challenges. Graduate and undergraduate
students participate in innovative research projects that cut across
disciplines and challenge their creativity.