About CBE

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at a glance

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering emphasizes a balance of teaching and research in forefront areas of modern chemical and biomedical engineering.


Degree Programs

  BS MS (Non-Thesis) MS Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering        
Chemical Engineering        

Departmental Research Areas

  • Multiphase transport processes with reaction

  • Reaction modeling and analysis

  • Polymer characterization and crystallization

  • Bioconversion of complex organic materials

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of materials and biological samples

  • Non-equilibrium processes

  • Environmental hazards mitigation

  • Electrochemical and fuel cell engineering

  • Dynamics and separation of biological macromolecules

  • Cellular and tissue engineering

  • Colloidal engineering

Active Research Collaborations

  • Florida State University Institute of Molecular Biophysics (IMB)

  • Department of Scientific Computing

  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)

  • Biomedical Research Facility - Laboratory Animal Resources (BRF-LAR)

  • Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Biological Sciences

  • Florida A&M University Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Departments of Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering.

Research Facilities

All undergraduate students studying towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Biomedical Engineering may choose from one of three majors within the program:

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Chemical-Materials Engineering


The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is committed to providing a high quality and modern education in the fundamental principles and practices of chemical and biomedical engineering. The fundamental unifying theme of chemical engineering is the study of multicomponent multiphase systems at both the molecular and macroscopic scale with particular emphasis on processes with chemical transformation, i.e., chemical reaction. The biomedical engineering emphasis in the Department builds upon the chemical engineering strength and is focused on cellular and biochemical transformations in natural and synthetic environments. An integral part of the education process involves faculty and students conducting groundbreaking and innovative research in areas of critical importance to our society. The Department seeks to prepare students for academic and professional work through classroom and laboratory instruction and research with modern experimental, mathematical, and computational tools.

Mission correct


The vision of the Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering is to serve the state and nation by providing a leading educational and research program in chemical and biomedical engineering. We aim to capitalize on the fundamental strengths of (a) chemical engineering in the study and application of multi-component, multiphase transport and reaction processes and (b) biomedical engineering in the study of materials, processes, instrumentation and signal analysis to make innovative and creative advances that address pressing societal problems in human health, environment, and industry.

Chemical engineering encompasses the development, application, and operation of processes in which chemical, biological, and/or physical changes of material are involved.  The vision of the Department is to produce graduate chemical engineers who can analyze, develop, design, control, construct, and/or supervise chemical processes in research and development, pilot-scale operations, and industrial protection.  Chemical engineers are employed in the manufacture of inorganic and organic chemicals, organic chemicals, biological products, and advanced materials.

Our vision in expanding the educational and research components of the existing graduate and new undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and practices to cellular systems, tissue engineered constructs and human health.  Focus areas include novel biomaterials, cell & tissue engineering, bioinstrumentation, bioimaging and signals analysis directed toward understanding function under normal and pathological conditions and taking steps to diagnosis and correct dysfunction resulting from disease.