Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.S.; Ph.D.
Areas of Study
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Polymers
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport Phenomena

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Anuradha Subramanian
  • PhD Field Chair
    Dr. William Velander
  • Graduate Secretary
    Ms. Nicole Church
  • Department 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
  • Letter of intent
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

Application Deadline

   Fall: February 1   Spring: September 1   Summer: February 1

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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

Supercritical Processing; Boron Carbide Devices; Polymers for Harsh Environments
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Energy, Thermodynamic Analysis of Energy Systems, Sustainable Energy Management, Renewable Energy and Storage, Enhancement of Heater Transfer
Ionic Equilibrium and Reaction Kinetics; Sustainable Development; Cyanide and Gold Ores Processing
Neural and Stem Cell Tissue Engineering, Nanoscale Drug Delivery Systems for Gene Therapy, Novel Thin Films for Sensor Applications
Ti-Containing Gels; Inorganic Oxide Materials; Molecularly Imprinted Oxides; Catalytic Nanofiber Design
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Enzyme Immobilization; Enzyme Reactions; Renewable Resources
Electronic Skin; Electronics on Bacterium; DNA and Protein Chip
Bioseparations; Tissue Engineering
Composite Materials
Functional Proteomics; Protein Biochemistry
Plasma-Derived Medicines; Hemophilia Treatment; Coagulation Science; Transgenic Production of Biopharmaceuticals
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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