About Us

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, a thriving, multicultural Smart City that offers a low cost of living and a stable economy, vibrant neighborhoods, outstanding medical facilities, and a multitude of recreational, cultural, and intellectual opportunities.

The William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, situated in the heart of campus, is one of the oldest chemical engineering programs in the United States and is marked by a tradition of excellence.  With The Ohio State University being one of the largest universities in the world, vast opportunities abound, yet within the program itself, many students experience a small, home-town or even family feel, and faculty report an environment of exceptional colleagiality.

Learn more about what makes the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering a top-rated program, and discover why College of Engineering Dean David Williams believes that Ohio State Engineering is a driver of economic development and what makes Ohio State and Columbus stand out.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering!

CBE Department Chair Andre Palmer visits with the Class of 1980.

Please browse our pages and read CBE Department Chair Andre Palmer's welcome message.  Pictured above: Professor Palmer visits with the Class of 1980. 

Explore the New Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building

CBEC - Photo c Brad Feinknopf 2015

From future-focused research in energy, advanced materials, and polymers, to bioengineering, cancer research, and drug delivery, some of the world's greatest challenges will be solved here. 

        Koffolt Laboratories, located in the new 225,000 gross sq. ft. CBEC (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry) building, offers state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom space and supports collaborative learning and intensive research.

        Take a visual tour or take the #MannequinChallenge at Unit Operations Laboratory. 

        But most of all, come and see for yourself what the Wiliam G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is all about.