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Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Fueling Innovation

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson is known for providing research opportunities that encourage interaction between students and faculty. We pride ourselves on creating an open environment that allows exploration and hands-on learning. Our department aspires to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion that fuels innovation and celebrates the uniqueness of our students.

Husson with two students in lab.
Thies with female student in lab.
Grad student working on summer research project.

Academic Excellence

The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs leading to a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree. Faculty specializations include biotechnology, polymers, nanoscience, sustainability, catalysis and molecular simulation. Both Undergraduate and Graduate students participate in hands-on research.

Student organizations include the Society of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization (CEGSO), as well as specific interest engineering groups.

Undergraduate Program Graduate Programs

ChBE Notes

News & Celebrations

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering would like to recognize our students, faculty, and staff for their continued pursuit of making a lasting impact on the future.

News & Celebrations

Officially started in 1946, the Department has a long history of prestigious achievements that focus on excellence in education, interdisciplinary research, and scientific leadership.

Outstanding alumni Arms with family outside stadium.

Lasting Impacts

The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department alumni are an integral part of the Department's extended family. Our success is in part due to the accomplishments and support of our alumni.

Suzanne Roat (B.S. '85) said that one of the valuable lessons she learned at Clemson is that nobody works alone. In Unit Operations Lab, the students had to work as a team, with their grades dependent on each other.

Roat profile

“Having those experiences is vital. Nothing happens in a large company like Chevron by one person. It's always teams of people working on things together, bringing together their individual expertise to the project and making the project go forward. Being able to work in a team environment successfully is imperative.”

Suzanne Roat
Chevron Downstream and Chemicals
Chemical Engineering, '85

Advancing Medical Science

John Cromer, a 1963 graduate of Clemson University, and his wife Carol have given a generous gift to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, which establishes a professorship. The gift establishes the Carol and John Cromer ’63 Family Endowed Professorship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

"That's my message to the alumni. Come back and see what's going on at Clemson. A lot of good things going on. Education levels the playing field for everybody. And that's what we're contributing to here. That's what we're doing here. That's why we give to Clemson." - John Cromer

AMIC Building

A new Advanced Materials Innovation Complex will feature state-of-the-art laboratory space to support research and learning in advanced manufacturing, energy and health innovation. It will be the marquee facility on campus, with 100% of the students accessing the facility will be conducting research.

AMIC Progress
AMIC Building


The Call Me Doctor ESTEEMED Scholars Program is aimed at first- and second-year students, allowing them to conduct research during their first two years. The new program is designed to help students build confidence, create a STEM identity, and establish a network of peers, faculty and administrators to support their academic journey. The program is open to students in bioengineering and bioengineering-related disciplines, including chemical engineering and materials science and engineering.

Scholars Program
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | Earle Hall, 206 S Palmetto Blvd, Clemson, SC 29634