The new 225,000 gross square-foot Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building is located in the Academic Core North - the heart of the science and engineering neighborhood.These facilities do not simply replace old laboratory facilities, but substantially upgrade and expand them to enable a strong focus on interdisciplinary research and the creation of a community of scientists, engineers, postdoctoral fellows, undergrad and graduate students, and technical staff working collaboratinvely in the areas of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) and Chemistry. CBE's research foci include (1) nano/bioscience and technology, (2) energy-related materials, (3) energy and the environment, and (4) theory, modeling, and simulations. The building features flexible laboratory space, a number of special student lounge areas, and state-of-the-art equipment. It was built with the sustainable design practices of Labs 21 and is LEED Silver certified.
View a fact sheet about CBEC's features and watch a time-lapse video of the site preparation of the building: