Open to all majors!

Are you a Lehigh student looking to pick up an elective for the Fall 2023 semester?

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has a number of courses available for all majors. See below and register now!

CHE 367/497 "Engineering in Medicine"

Course Instructor: Angela Brown
3 credit hours
CRN 44180, 44181
Lecture: T/R 15:00-16:15
In this class, students will learn about the physical changes that occur during disease and how engineers are developing new drug delivery, gene therapy, and immunoengineering approaches to target those changes. Most of the course content will come from the recent literature, providing students with a state-of-the-art understanding of the topic. No specific biology background is required, just an interest in the topic! 


CHE 376 "Energy: Issues and Technology"

Course Instructor: Hugo Caram
3 credit hours
CRN 45214
Lecture: M/W 12:10-13:35
The course discusses energy use, storage, generation, and distribution, which includes the environmental effects of current processes and their mitigation. Students try to answer some practical questions, how far can an EV car go, how meaningful are carbon dioxide offsets by growing trees, can we store energy as compressed air in caverns, what would it be like in a hydrogen economy? Elementary quantitative understanding of physical laws and chemistry preferred.

CHE 397/497 "Sustainable Product Design"

Take a class with Lehigh's only National Academy of Engineering member!
Course Instructor: Elsa Reichmanis
3 credit hours
CRN 45217, 45219
Lecture: W/F 13:35-14:50
This course will introduce a product design algorithm that can facilitate design and development of new or improved products; students will have the opportunity to practice the algorithm on a product of their
choosing. The design process will emphasize the concepts of sustainability, and discuss the impact of products, specifically chemical products on the community - from the social, cultural and environmental perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to interact with product development experts from a range of industries, including commodity products and consumer goods. 
sustainability - entrepreneurship - from customer needs to product specs - out of the box thinking