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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Currently, our faculty are actively leading research into both traditional chemical and energy industries as well as new areas of application and innovation, such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, advanced materials, and sustainable energy.

Our primary mission is to educate leaders and innovators through creation of fundamental knowledge and technologies in the chemical and biomolecular sciences and engineering. The general theme of our program is to foster creativity, to recognize excellence, and to promote a collegial and cohesive research and educational environment while emphasizing the value of diversity.

I encourage you to explore this website to learn more about us and what our program has to offer.


Bamin Khomami,
Department Head

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NOTABLE NEWS: Paddison Appointed RSC Fellow

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Dr. Stephen J. Paddison, the Gibson Endowed Chair in Engineering, has recently been appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Royal Society of Chemistry, founded in 1841, is the United Kingdom's professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. The honor is given to researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of chemical science. Paddison's research focuses on elucidating structure-property relationships in materials commonly employed as the electrolyte in energy conversion and storage devices through simulations. Recent funding from the NSF has allowed his group to expand efforts into anion exchange membranes and polymerized ionic liquids. He currently serves as associate editor of the Royal Society's journal, RSCAdvances.

About this website

The CBE website provides a glimpse of the many activities within our department to alumni, friends, and guests.  Information and opportunities for prospective and current students, new position announcements, departmental newsletters, and brochures may all be found following the links below and on the left menu of this webpage.

» Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UTK

» Opportunities for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

» Careers in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

» Employment Opportunities

» CBE Course Links

and much, much more!

Contact Us

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
1512 Middle Drive
419 Dougherty Engineering Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-2200
Tel: (865) 974-2421
Fax: (865) 974-7076

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