Prospective Students

Chemical and biological engineers conceive and design processes to efficiently use, produce, transport and transform materials and energy. They are in great demand due to the large number of industries that depend on the synthesis and processing of materials and matter and the modeling of systems. Chemical and biological engineers work to create new materials with unique electrical, optical or mechanical properties for more efficient solar cells or batteries, and they design processes and facilities that use microorganisms to synthesize new drugs or vaccines. They also develop solutions to control pollution and deactivate products harmful to the environment.

The UBC Chemical and Biological Department offers two accredited programs:
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemical and Biological Engineering

The unique training of Chemical & Biological engineers positions them to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges in clean energy, drinking water, food, health, green technologies and sustainable processes to convert renewable natural resources into the vast array of products used by society now and in the future.

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Resources for the Future
Sustainable Cities

Chemical and Biological Engineers Tackling the World’s Most Pressing Challenges

CHBE Researchers on Resources for the Future


A Tour of the Battery Research Lab

Better Water Treatment for Indigenous Communities

Biodegradable Masks for COVID-19
Alternative Energy Technologies
Electrochemical Water Treatment Technology

What is Chemical & Biological Engineering?

Video by the National Science Foundation

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