Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (90 cr)
- MS in Chemical Engineering (30-36 cr, Option I, II, or III)
Areas of Study
These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.
- Applied Mathematics
- Chemical Reaction Kinetics
- Numerical Methods
- Transport Phenomena
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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- 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
- February 1 for Fall. September 1 for Spring. February 1 for Summer.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. UNL's academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some UNL programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.
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.
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Faculty and research
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Supercritical Processing; Boron Carbide Devices; Polymers for Harsh Environments
Fundamental Material Interrelationships between Structure, Physical Properties, and Transport of Natural and Synthetic Polymers, Ionomers, Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials, and Sol-Gel Glasses
Energy; Thermodynamic Analysis of Energy Systems; Sustainable Energy Management; Renewable Energy and Storage; Enhancement of Heater Transfer
Polymers and Nanomaterials, Thin Films and Membranes, Energy, Chemobiorecognition and Bioseparation
Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals
Ionic Equilibrium and Reaction Kinetics; Sustainable Development; Cyanide and Gold Ores Processing
In Vitro Models of Brain, Liver, Cancer Nanoscale Drug Delivery Platforms for miRNA/Small Drug Molecules
Ti-Containing Gels; Inorganic Oxide Materials; Molecularly Imprinted Oxides; Catalytic Nanofiber Design
Materials Development for Membrane-Based Separation Processes
Enzyme Immobilization; Enzyme Reactions; Renewable Resources
Study of Light/Dark Behavior and Development of Efficient and Tunable Gene Expression Control System of a Model Cyanobacterial Strain
Reconstruction and Analysis of Genome-Scale and Community Models; Systems-Level Analysis of Omics Data; Development of Genetic Toolkit and Engineering Metabolic Pathways; Redesign Photosynthetic Apparatus and Carbon Fixing Mechanism
Biomaterials; Ultrasound Medicine and Biology; Protein Engineering and Design
Functional Proteomics; Protein Biochemistry
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
Solid Phase Reactants; Thermal Stresses and Crack Development; Piezoelectric Sensors; Point-of-Care Diagnostics; Theoretical Investigation of Errors in Polymerase Chain Reaction Process