A Message from the Chair

Our students are our highest priority. That's true across every aspect of our mission. At Princeton University, teaching of the highest quality dovetails with world-class research that defines the frontiers of knowledge. This is especially the case in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, where our faculty of teacher-scholars includes recipients of national and international honors for groundbreaking research and award-winning educators and advisers.

We encourage you to visit the undergraduate and graduate pages to learn more about our programs in detail.

Research in our department is led by an outstanding and diverse group of faculty members, whose areas span applied and computational mathematics, biochemical and biomedical engineering, environmental and energy science and technology, materials science and engineering, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, and transport phenomena. Information on current research projects is best found on the individual faculty pages and via the links those pages contain to faculty research groups.

On behalf of the entire chemical and biological engineering community at Princeton, welcome to our department. We hope you find what you need.

Christos Maravelias
Anderson Family Professor in Energy and the Environment
Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering



The mission of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University is:

  • To offer educational and research programs of the highest quality that will prepare students for leadership positions in the chemical, biochemical, biomedical, and materials industries; academia; and government laboratories;
  • To help define the frontiers of knowledge in modern chemical and biological engineering through intellectual leadership in research and scholarship;
  • To contribute to the nation’s technological leadership by accomplishing research that stimulates the development of new technologies.