Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Established in 1903, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is one of the oldest degree programs at Lehigh University and in the US. Over our 115+-year history, Lehigh Chemical engineers have embraced an entrepreneurial culture, helping to establish a heritage of leadership and collaboration in a vibrant academic setting that balances personalized education with excellence and impact in research.

“…a heritage of leadership and collaboration in a vibrant academic setting that balances personalized education with excellence and impact in research.”

Our faculty are nationally recognized experts in areas of energy and the environment, biomolecular sciences, functional materials and nanotechnology, colloidal and interfacial science, molecular modeling and simulations, and data science, systems, and controls. We are committed to providing an engaging and exciting environment for advanced research, education, and professional growth, and we do this at a scale amenable to personalized mentorship.

We offer numerous graduate degree programs, including:

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

Doctoral study in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh offers students an opportunity to complete rigorous advanced coursework while working with leading faculty experts on cutting-edge research tackling problems at the heart of today’s Grand Challenges. All flavors of research are possible, including experimental, theoretical, computational, and combinations thereof. Graduates have a technical breadth and depth that offers versatility in tackling fundamental to applied problems in the chemical engineering and related industries as well as pursuing appointments in academia (postdoctoral and faculty) and national labs.

M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Research-Based)

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is a degree program comprised of rigorous advanced coursework and cutting-edge research. Graduates have a technical breadth and depth that offers versatility in tackling fundamental to applied problems in the chemical engineering and related industries. M.E. in Chemical Engineering (Coursework-based): The Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering is a degree program comprised of rigorous advanced engineering coursework in core chemical engineering principles and a breadth of related topics. Students are given flexibility for tailoring their advanced elective coursework to customize their degree to match their career goals.

M.E. in Biological Chemical Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Biological Chemical Engineering degree program provides graduates with the flexibility to adapt to a variety of industrial experiences and forms the base for an expanding career in biomolecular and biopharmaceutical engineering.

M.E. in Chemical Energy Engineering

The mission of this program is to produce professionally‐oriented graduates who have both an in‐depth technical understanding and a global perspective of chemical energy engineering practice. We would encourage you to take the time to review what we believe to be a wide range of exciting opportunities for graduate study and research in our program.