University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Chemical, Biochemical and Mechanical Engineering Department


The CBEE department has approximately 250 undergraduate and 55 graduate students, 11 tenure-track faculty, and three full-time professional-track (i.e., teaching) faculty. At the undergraduate level, the department provides tracks in three areas: traditional Chemical Engineering; Biotechnology and Bioengineering; and Environmental Engineering and Sustainability. All three tracks lead to the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. At the graduate level, the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Our students participate in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program, and the Center for Women in Technology, which have achieved national renown for inclusive excellence through the successful training of underrepresented students for careers in academia and industry.

The UMBC campus is located on 500 acres in the suburban Baltimore-Washington corridor. Our proximity and easy access to a wide variety of research facilities provide numerous opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary research. For example, we are within a short drive to many federal facilities, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park is a 71-acre community housing over 110 companies engaged in research, entrepreneurship, and economic development and is located on the UMBC campus. BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and local/regional train stations are a five-minute drive from campus.

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