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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: Prados First Member of CBE Hall of Fame

Photo of Dr. Prados and Dean Davis

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UT has roots dating over 100 years, to its beginning in 1905 as a part of the Department of Chemistry.

Now, it has a hall of fame to help honor and share that legacy.

John Prados, a UT vice president and University Professor emeritus, has been named the inaugural member of the hall for his sixty years of service to the department as a teacher, administrator, and university icon.

“It is hard to find words to express my appreciation for this honor,” said Prados. “Words like ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘speechless’ come to mind.

“I want to express my deep gratitude to the department for this recognition, because what I have accomplished over the past sixty years could not have happened without the help and support of my faculty colleagues, the departmental staff, and especially my students, and they all share in this honor.”

Read more on the Tennessee Today web site.

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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