The IIT Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) was formally established in 1901, making it one of oldest chemical engineering programs in the nation. For more than a century, the department has dedicated itself to providing exemplary academic opportunities to students interested in the chemical and biological engineering disciplines.
ChBE strives to meet the present and future needs of society and industry by providing state-of-the-art education and research programs to its students. In order to achieve this mission, the department provides all students with:
- Advanced research programs in core competency areas.
- Knowledge of industrial ecology/design for the environment.
- Understanding of ethical, economic and social issues.
- Development of leadership and communication skills.