Established in 1946, the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney offered the first university-level chemical engineering program in Australia. Since then, we have been committed to excellence in both teaching and research.
We offer an exciting range of chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. Areas of study include chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability. We also offer a unique industrial placement scholarship program, where top undergraduate students can spend 6 months of full time work undertaking high-level investigative projects with one of our industry partners.
The school is research-intensive and considered a world leader in many cutting edge areas of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Areas of research focus include bioengineering and biophysics, sustainable energy, drying and process technology, wastewater treatment, minerals and materials processing and smart membranes.
What's happening in the school
International Academics Visit the School [18 February 2013]
Prof Jeffrey Goldberg, Dean of College of Engineering and Prof Glenn Schrader, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona visited the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently. Prof Goldberg and Prof Schrader have met Prof Tim Langrish, Head of School and other academic staff in the school for discussion of collaborations in research and teaching. Discussions are in progress to develop a possible undergraduate exchange program and possible staff exchanges. More
The Laboratory for Multiscale Systems, led by Dr Ali Abbas, has received a grant from Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development to undertake research on post-combustion carbon capture processes. The funding will bring together a multi-disciplinary team from The University of Sydney, Masdar Institute and Delta Electricity who are experts in modelling, optimal design and operation of post-combustion carbon capture technologies looking to synthesise and evaluate highly-integrated processes for clean coal power generation with low emissions of CO2. More
Study Results from University of Sydney Broaden Understanding of Bacillus subtilis [12 January 2012]
VerticalNews reported that the Sydney University research team of Raja Mahanama, Aydin Berenjian, Dr John Kavanagh and A/Prof Fariba Dehghani have completed studies which resulted in significant increase in Vitamin Menaquinone-7 More
The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering opened its Reverse Osmosis Teaching Rig on the 18th of November 2011 More