About the Program
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering was initially established at Colorado School of Mines in 1952. From its inception, the department has focused on education and basic and applied research aimed at problems of national interest. The graduate and research program in chemical engineering at Mines is extremely diverse and features programs in renewable energy, materials science, transport processes, theoretical and applied thermodynamics, computational methods and atomistic simulation.
At Mines, we believe that an important component of the graduate program is the personal relationship that develops between the faculty and students pursuing advanced degrees; hence, we strive to maintain a high-quality research and graduate education program. The department currently has 19 tenure-track faculty and approximately 60 full-time graduate students. This student-to-faculty ratio facilitates the development of strong mentoring relationships that we believe is one of the strengths of our department.