Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered


  • M.S.; Ph.D.


Areas of Study
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Polymers
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport Phenomena
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Contacts for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Graduate Chair

Dr. Anuradha Subramanian

Graduate Secretary

Mr. Aaron Howell


Campus Address

207 Othmer Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0643

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Letter of intent
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

Application Deadlines for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Fall: February 1 Spring: September 1 Summer: February 1


The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers research and instruction leading to a master's degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in engineering with a specialization in chemical and biomolecular engineering.

The chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty are actively involved in research related to biomolecular engineering, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, polymers, composite materials, catalysis, and solid phase reactions. Graduate coursework is offered in the advanced fundamentals of applied mathematics, chemical reaction kinetics, numerical methods, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, biomolecular engineering, and polymers.

The scope of chemical and biomolecular engineering work is far-reaching. Engineers are involved in a range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, environmental health, and biotechnology. Graduates are among the highest paid within engineering disciplines.

Courses and More

Students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and research

Jennifer Brand
Supercritical Processing; Boron Carbide Devices; Polymers for Harsh Environments
Christopher Cornelius
Fundamental Material Interrelationships between Structure, Physical Properties, and Transport of Natural and Synthetic Polymers, Ionomers, Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials, and Sol-Gel Glasses
Yasar Demirel
Energy; Thermodynamic Analysis of Energy Systems; Sustainable Energy Management; Renewable Energy and Storage; Enhancement of Heater Transfer
Hunter Flodman
Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals
James Hendrix
Ionic Equilibrium and Reaction Kinetics; Sustainable Development; Cyanide and Gold Ores Processing
Srivatsan Kidambi
In Vitro Models of Brain, Liver, Cancer Nanoscale Drug Delivery Platforms for miRNA/Small Drug Molecules
Gustavo Larsen
Ti-Containing Gels; Inorganic Oxide Materials; Molecularly Imprinted Oxides; Catalytic Nanofiber Design
Hossein Noureddini
Enzyme Immobilization; Enzyme Reactions; Renewable Resources
Ravi Saraf
Electronic Skin; Electronics on Bacterium; DNA and Protein Chip
Anuradha Subramanian
Biomaterials; Ultrasound Medicine and Biology; Protein Engineering and Design
Delmar Timm
Composite Materials
Kevin Van Cott
Functional Proteomics; Protein Biochemistry
William Velander
Safer, More Abundant Sources of Biotherapeutics; Pioneered Genetically Engineered Versions of Human Anticoagulant; Protein C, Human Anti-Hemophiliac Factors VIII and IX, and Fibrinogen from the Milk of Transgenic Livestock
Hendrik Viljoen
Solid Phase Reactants; Thermal Stresses and Crack Development; Piezoelectric Sensors; Point-of-Care Diagnostics; Theoretical Investigation of Errors in Polymerase Chain Reaction Process

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