Corporate Partners

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has a proud tradition of partnering with a variety of corporations from small firms to Fortune 500 companies in energy, human health, and consumer products industries. Join our Corporate Affiliate Program to access talented students, innovative faculty, and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Ways to Engage

Major Gifts: Support a variety of efforts to strengthen our department and students from start-up packages for new faculty to teaching lab facility updates.

Research Projects: Partner with our driven faculty on pioneering research projects that leverage their expertise and the university’s cutting-edge facilities to achieve results.

Scholarships and Fellowships: Sponsor scholarships and fellowships that directly support our high-achieving, deserving, and diverse students — the future of our growing industry. 

Undergraduate Education: Provide educational experiences through internships and co-ops, sponsorship of lab experiments, in-class presentations, our tutoring program, or design projects. 

Lectureships and Room Naming: Help the department bring in world-renowned experts for research talks and engagement with students and faculty. There are also opportunities to name rooms within our department. 

Recruitment: Host on-campus or virtual events and interviews by connecting with Chemical Sciences Career Services []

Next Steps

Contact Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Meg Edwards at (217) 244-3776 or to learn more about how your company can partner with our department. Check out the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Corporate Engagement Annual Report.

About Our Department

Undergraduate Program

A hallmark of the undergraduate experience is an early emphasis on design projects and exposure to process safety. As a result, students become adept at working in teams and solving complex problems. Our students are also highly engaged, participating in researach and educational outreach and working in internships and co-ops. Many accept full-time positions with the company with which they held co-ops or internships.

Graduate Program

Our PhD students come to Illinois from around the world and are involved in high-impact research under the guidance of our accomplished and ambitious faculty. They work across disciplines on fundamental and applied problems. Many also pursue training in non-technical skills, including business, finance, and entrepreneurship. After graduation, they become leaders in academia and industry.

Faculty Expertise

Known around the world for innovation, our faculty conduct experimental and computational research. We partner with industry on material transfer agreements, consulting, sponsored research, technical advising, and more. Corporate partners have access to well-equipped and expertly staffed facilities such as the Materials Research Laboratory, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and Beckman Institute.

Our Corporate Partners