Chemical engineering provides students with real-world experience through laboratory classes, hands-on operation of pilot scale equipment, and research projects that result in clean energy production and medical applications.



Applicants for graduate work in chemical and biological engineering must apply for admission to UA’s Graduate School.
Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Chemical Engineering, MS

The Master’s program offers a streamlined educational experience that bolsters knowledge and professional skills in chemical engineering. The program covers basic subjects important to all chemical engineers, including thermodynamics, transport phenomena, kinetics and applied mathematics, along with coursework tailored to student interest.

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

The doctor of philosophy degree is regarded as a research degree and is granted on the basis of scholarly proficiency, distinctive achievement in a special field, and the capacity for independent, original investigation.

Graduate Application Deadlines

Domestic & International
Fall – February 1 (Priority); May 1 (Final)
Spring – July 15 (Priority); September 15 (Final)
Summer – November 1 (Priority); January 1 (Final)

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For additional information about chemical engineering graduate programs, contact Dr. Yuping Bao.

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Graduate Admissions

Applicants for graduate work in chemical and biological engineering must apply for admission to UA’s Graduate School. Regular admission may be granted to applicants who have a chemical engineering degree, a Graduate Record Examination general test score of 300 or higher, and an overall GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants from related academic programs (chemistry, biochemical engineering, etc.) will also be considered.

Conditional admission may be granted to applicants who do not meet these requirements, for example those who have degrees in related fields or a GPA below 3.0. International students must have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher (or 79 on the iBT, or 6.5 on the IELTS or 59 on PTE) for the consideration of admission to the master’s degree programs and for consideration of admission to the doctoral program. GRE Verbal and Analytical Writing scores must be consistent with the international applicant’s TOEFL score.

Funding Opportunities

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Financial Assistance

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers financial assistance to outstanding applicants in the form of teaching and research assistantships.

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GAANN Fellowships

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is pleased to offer several GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Fellowships for qualified students to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.

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About Us

ChBE Faculty/Staff

Find contact and research information for all faculty and staff of the ChBE Department.

ChBE Graduate Students

A directory of all current graduate students in ChBE.

Graduate Research Opportunities (pdf)

Our students and faculty are constantly exploring new ideas, venturing into new areas, and looking for solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.

Research Areas

Research efforts are concentrated in, but not limited to, biotechnology; computational; polymers and soft materials; electronic materials and devices; and energy and the environment.

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Fall 2021 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Time: Thursdays, 11am – 12pm
Location: H.M. Comer 1026

Theme Date Title
19-Aug Graduate Program Review
poly sm logo 26-Aug Mary Kathryn Sewell-Loftin, UAB
Investigating the Mechanobiology of the Tumor Microenvironment
2-Sep Connie Roth, Emory University
Local versus Global Measures of Local Property Changes Near Interfaces in Multicomponent Polymer Materials
9-Sep Graduate Student Presentations
16-Sep Eugenia Kharlampieva, UAB
Responsive polymer assemblies for controlled delivery
23-Sep Brenda Helen Prager, University of Mississippi
Surface and Interfacial Studies on Thermal Barrier and Hydrophobic Coatings on Paper Substrates
30-Sep Elizabeth Barker, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Local Drug Delivery for Improving Drug Penetration in Pediatric Brain Tumors
7-Oct Monirosadat (Sanaz) Sadati, University of South Carolina
Liquid Crystals and the Color of Chirality
14-Oct 3MT and Graduate Student Presentations
21-Oct Virginia Davis, Auburn University
28-Oct No Seminar
4-Nov Randy Mrozek, Army Research Laboratory
Polymer Research and Development at DEVCOM’s Army Research Laboratory
11-Nov No Seminar
18-Nov Graduate Student Presentations
25-Nov No Seminar
2-Dec Graduate Student Presentations

poly sm logo Co-sponsored by Polymers and Soft Materials (Poly-SM) Center

Contact: Amanda Koh,, 205-348-8514

ChBE office: (205) 348-1740

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