Welcome to the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University!

CBEE is a hub for innovation in education and research for the process engineering sciences, emphasizing the integration of chemical, biological and environmental engineering principles and practice to provide work-ready graduates and technical solutions for a sustainable future.

We offer three ABET-accredited undergraduate programs in Bioengineering (BIOE), Chemical Engineering (CHE), and Environmental Engineering (ENVE), as well as two graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis), Master of Engineering (non-thesis), and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering. 

Our undergraduate curriculum emphasizes collaborative learning, a personalized learning environment, and hands-on, real-world laboratory and engineering design experiences. Our graduates gain the technical and leadership skills needed to excel in careers with traditional industries such as chemical manufacturing and waste treatment as well as emerging industries in the semiconductor, biotech, and health care sectors.

Faculty-led research seeks to engage industry and achieve global impact, particularly in nationally-strategic areas, including renewable energy, nanotechnology, sustainable water, and advanced therapeutics and processes for health care. In addition to providing an environment for collaborative research and training along interdisciplinary themes, we provide our graduate students with educational opportunities and resources to enable them to recognize how their research would be used for an economic or societal benefit, as well as hands-on experience enabling them to learn the processes that would be required to complete translation of their research to practice.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our School!
All my best,

James Sweeney
School Head and Professor
School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE)