Mission & Vision
The department’s mission is to improve the human prospect through the study and practice of chemical engineering by engaging in education, research, economic development, and service to the profession and society. Our vision is to distinguish ourselves through sterling technical and educational endeavors that help us consciously conceive new ways to benefit an increasingly complex and integrated world.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois is known around the world for its outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs. A hallmark of our undergraduate experience is an emphasis on design projects, undergraduate research opportunities, and internships/co-ops that lead to job offers. Our alumni include many legendary leaders in academia and industry.
Our department is a unit within the School of Chemical Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which evolved from the Department of Chemistry as an applied science. The department has close ties to The Grainger College of Engineering, a top-ranked engineering school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our students get the best of both worlds, taking advantage of opportunities within both colleges.
Facts & Rankings
We are a global leader for chemical engineering education and research—as reflected by our facts and rankings. We are committed to providing an elite education that translates to career success.
We believe that a diverse workforce is more productive, creative, and adept at solving complex challenges. We're training future global leaders and recognize that we as a department should strive to reflect the world we serve.
Our faculty and students are investigating sustainable ways to produce fuels and chemicals and opportunities to improve human health through better drug delivery and new biomaterials.
The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission based on consideration of the program’s educational objectives and outcomes, which assures that our program meets the expectations for training professional chemical and biomolecular engineers.