Prospective Graduate Students

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Mission

Chemical Engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport, and transform energy and materials. The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at the University of Iowa (UI) provides a stimulating academic community where students engage in a highly personalized learning and research environment. Faculty within the department have focused research projects in biological and pharmaceutical systems, clean energy and catalysis, air quality and climate, polymeric and advanced materials, quantum chemical simulation, and remote sensing.

Active Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs provide students with opportunities to obtain specialized knowledge and expertise through advanced course work in chemical engineering and related disciplines, to engage in interdisciplinary research opportunities, and to impact their communities through service learning. Both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs are designed to equip the student with the skills to pursue a career in industry, academia, or government. 

CBE at Iowa Offers MS and PhD Graduate Programs

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