The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice benefits greatly from its location in Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world and home to the largest medical center in the world. Our faculty and students do research and internships that are plugged in to what’s happening in the world of energy and health right now.
Research in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice focuses on advanced materials and complex fluids, biosystems engineering and energy and environmental systems. Houston provides rich resources for collaboration in these areas with industry and researchers in the Texas Medical Center.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has an engaged alumni community that contributes greatly to the functioning of the department and the success of our students. The alumni advisory board has been assisting the department, faculty and student in reaching their goals since 2009.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering holds regular seminars, with speakers from academia and industry. Endowed lectures further enrich life in the department by bringing in speakers who are leaders in the field and experts in their areas. Watch the department calendar for all seminar listings.
Professor and Department Chair
Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor
Lecturer, MChE Program Director
E. Dell Butcher Professor
Associate Department Chair
William W. Akers Professor
Associate Dean of Engineering for Energy Research
Professor in The Practice
Director of Undergraduate Studies
T. N. Law Assistant Professor
A. J. Hartsook Professor Emeritus
Louis Calder Professor
A. J. Hartsook Professor
Harry C. and Olga K. Weiss Professor of Chemistry
Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Lecturer
E. Dell Butcher Professor of Engineering
Lecturer, Adjunct Professor