Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

What is Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering?

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChemBE) is at the molecular level interface between the physical sciences and the life sciences. It is about discovery and innovation in areas ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology (such as creating the next big cancer drug or treatment) to renewable energy (such as producing biofuels from algae) to nanodevices (such as miniaturized surgical tools), and more.

Why Hopkins?

Chemical and biomolecular engineering students at Johns Hopkins become part of an extensive research network, tackling society’s greatest challenges in state-of-the art facilities with renowned scientists and engineers from across the Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Our undergraduate program offers two program concentrations – Interfaces and Nanotechnology and Molecular and Cellular Engineering – with an emphasis on experiential learning, including senior design projects, internships with leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies, as well as government agencies.

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

Our chemical and biomolecular engineering graduates can look forward to one of the highest starting salaries of any major, and find themselves in great demand in both industry and academia. Opportunities abound for our graduates in biomedicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, renewable energy, chemicals, sustainability, materials, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and many other fields.

Part-time Programs

Working professionals who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering part-time may choose the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) evening and weekend program. Optional focus areas include Cell & Molecular, Biotechnology / Biomaterials, Nano/Micro Technology, and Colloids and Interfaces,