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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) Building
The new 225,000 gross sq.ft. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) Building is located in the Academic Core North - the heart of the science and engineering neighborhood. The building features flexible laboratory space with the proper floor-to-floor height, structural dimensions, and environmental stability to support intensive research. The building adopted the sustainable design practices by Labs 21 in addition to a LEED Silver minimum.
The new CBEC building complex is a community of scientists, engineers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and technical staff working collaboratively in the areas of research strengths in Chemistry and Chemical Biomolecular Engineering (CBE): (1) nano/bioscience and technology, (2) energy-related materials, (3) energy and the environment, and (4) theory, modeling, and simulations.

These facilities do not simply replace old laboratory facilities, but substantially upgrade and expand them to enable a strong focus on interdisciplinary research.

Read more about the history of the project. 


CBEC Ground Breaking

The groundbreaking ceremony for the CBEC (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry) building, took place on June 18, 2012, at 4:00 pm, at the construction site between 19th and Woodruff, at the southeast corner of the Physics Research Atrium space. The new building was completed in 2014 and in January 2015, students, faculty and staff began operations in the new facility.


Below is a time-lapse video of the site preparation for the new building: