Department of Chemical
and Biological Engineering

From its inception at Colorado School of Mines in 1944, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has focused on education and basic and applied research aimed at problems of national interest. Our undergrads pursue degrees that are consistently shown to have some of the highest lifetime returns on investment for a public US university in an engineering department that is unique in that it delivers freshman biology in a state-of-the-art studio environment.

Department of Chemical
and Biological Engineering

From its inception at Colorado School of Mines in 1952, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has focused on education and basic and applied research aimed at problems of national interest. Our undergrads pursue degrees that are consistently shown to have some of the highest lifetime returns on investment for a public US university in an engineering department that is unique in that it delivers freshman biology in a state-of-the-art studio environment.

CBE is Hiring!

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Looking for an exciting career as a professor in Mines’ Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry Departments? We are hiring a Teaching Faculty or Professor of Practice. This position will be a 50/50 split with the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Departments.

The Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) and Chemistry Departments at the Colorado School of Mines invite applications for a Teaching Faculty or Professor of Practice to lead Energy Sustainability efforts including the online Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) certificate program. While there is a preference for faculty in energy sustainability including carbon capture utilization and storage, excellent candidates in all research areas related to Chemical and Biological Engineering or Chemistry will be considered. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of engineers and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s commitment to diversity.

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Fall 2022 Print Newsletter – Just Released November 2022!

Want to know what makes a great department? Our 75-year history was written “by the family, for the family,” as coined by new department head Anuj Chauhan. The book was composed from student and faculty interviews, surveys of the Oredigger yearbook and commencement bulletins, department records, and registrar data, among other sources. The book can be found under our department history tab or by clicking here.

Mines@150

In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure.

Welcome, from the Mines CBE family!

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Excellent teaching, cutting-edge research

We are offering an updated ABET-accredited degree in chemical engineering. This revision modernizes our curriculum, offers increased flexibility in elective options and provides optional specialty tracks in Process Engineering and Biological Engineering for those who want to focus their degree.

In addition, we maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program ($7-8 million per year in research awards) with strong participation from students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. About 80 graduate and postdoctoral students study within a broad research menu, including major programs in conventional and renewable energy, soft materials and biotechnology, catalysis and separations, simulation and modeling and pedagogy with top-notch faculty, including one PECASE award winner and seven NSF CAREER Award winners.

These research and educational activities take place in one of the most scenic locations in the United States. With over 300 days per year of sunshine and the proximity to Denver and the Rocky Mountains, this area provides a combination of year-round cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities that are virtually unmatched anywhere.

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