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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers premier, one-of-a-kind research and educational opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. Our research focus includes some of the most cutting-edge topics in the field today, including biomolecular engineering, regenerative medicine, molecular modeling and simulation, biofuels and solar energy. We work in close partnership with Vanderbilt peers in the Basic Sciences and at the renowned Vanderbilt University Medical Center in pursuit of breakthrough advances in materials science and nanoscale engineering. Vanderbilt offers numerous interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, including the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE).


paul laibinis Paul Laibinis , Chair

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Chemical Engineering


Jamey Young , Director of Graduate Studies

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering


John Wilson , Director of Graduate Recruiting

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering