About the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is one of the oldest programs at Lehigh University. Lehigh Chemical Engineers have embraced entrepreneurial culture for over 100 years, establishing a heritage of leadership and collaboration that still thrives today. Our department has taken the practice of chemical and biomolecular engineering into the twenty-first century, bearing on the most technologically challenging issues of the day, including energy, biotechnology, polymeric materials, "green" chemical processing and catalysis.

Our Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Our Mission Statement

"To educate students in the scientific principles of chemical and biomolecular engineering and provide opportunities to explore their applications in the context of a humanistic education that prepares them to address technological and societal challenges."

The chemical and biomolecular engineering mission emphasizes our specific contributions to the missions of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Lehigh University.

In accordance wth the mission of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and with the broader missions of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Lehigh University, the faculty of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department has formulated the following Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates of the Undergraduate program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will:

  1. Apply their broad education in chemical and biomolecular engineering to pursue careers in industry, govenment agencies, consulting firms, educational institutions, financial insititutions, business, law, and medicine.
  2. Pursue graduate studies, research, or continuing education
  3. be sensitive to the social, ethical and technical implications of their work as it affects the enviornment, safety, and health of citizens worldwide.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

For the 2016 -2017 academic year:

May of 2016; 44 Bachelors Degrees, 6 Masters Degrees, and 4 Doctorates were awarded from our department.

Fall 2016; 184 young men and women are declared and vested undergraduate Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students.

Current First-Year students declared their majors in the Spring 2016 Semester, 52 students have declared Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as their major.


Contact Us

Lehigh University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Iacocca Hall, Room B323
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3176
Phone: 610-758-4260
Email: incheug@lehigh.edu