UH Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

We are engineering chemicals and petrochemicals, clean energy, and medicines and inventing new advanced materials, polymers, and biotechnologies for a healthier prosperous America. Our academic programs cultivate broad knowledge and creative thought in one of the most impactful disciplines in science and engineering. Be part of UH CHBE.

William A. Brookshire

Dr. William A. Brookshire

The UH ChBE department has been renamed as the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. William A. Brookshire graduated from UH in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and later co-founded S&B Engineers and Constructors. Though he passed away in 2017, his continued philanthropic impact on the educational excellence of UH faculty, students and researchers is significant. Endowments fuel the momentum of the academic mission in perpetuity, helping the Cullen College of Engineering excel as an internationally recognized hub of research activity in the fields of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Research Excellence

Biomolecular
Research in the Department interfaces Chemical Engineering with the biological sciences and emphasizes biomolecular and metabolic engineering in...
Catalysis and Reactions
Catalysis, the process of increasing the rates of reactions in addition to engineering reactions to produce biofuels and other products is an area of...
Energy and Environment
Researching the interactions between complex fluids and surfaces that confine or support them to tackle challenges such as biofouling and...
Materials and Polymers
The synthesis and processing of materials including polymeric and biopolymeric materials that have specific electrical, optical, or mechanical...
Transport and Separations
Research on the production, transformation, and transport of biochemicals, chemicals, and energy, and on exploiting the differences in chemical or...
Process and Materials Design Computing
Modeling and analysis of the interactions between transport processes and chemical reactions in various systems of engineering interest our faculty....

ACS Bridge Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The ACS Bridge Program (ACS BP) mission is to strengthen the chemical sciences in the United States by increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who receive doctoral degrees in chemical sciences.

ACS Bridge Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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The UH Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Programs

The UH Cullen College of Engineering offers MChE non-thesis, M.S. course-based and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering.