Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering
Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering is a dynamic discipline. A degree in CBME, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, affords our students many opportunities. You will find our professors highly qualified and our staff committed to providing you with the best as you focus on your educational pursuit.
Chemical engineers study how to convert low-value raw materials into high-value products by making highly specific chemical changes in that material. This typically involves designing or discovering novel processes rather than devices or products. Chemical engineers must have a good knowledge of the chemical nature of materials, and they must be able to predict how chemical changes to the molecular structure of a material will alter the ultimate physical properties of a material.
Our degree options allow students the opportunity to tailor their undergraduate education to their particular interests within chemical engineering.
Our faculty research and education programs include exciting new areas such as tissue engineering, single wall carbon nanotube synthesis and applications, genetic engineering, nanostructured materials and devices, and cell adhesion. These new fields build on and complement traditional strengths in energy, thermodynamics, surfactants, polymers, process systems engineering, and more.
Beyond your degree: Chemical engineers are among the best equipped to attack and solve problems such as energy supplies, food and water supplies, environmental contamination, global warming, and health-related issues. The University of Oklahoma is among the best institutions in the nation to prepare you for a career in chemical engineering.