About the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems
The mission of the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) Division is to support innovative research and education in the fields of chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering, and environmental engineering, and in areas that involve the transformation and/or transport of matter and energy by chemical, thermal, or mechanical means.
CBET research and education investments contribute significantly to the knowledge base and to the development of a 21st century workforce for major components of the U.S. economy, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, forest products, metals, petroleum, natural gas, food, textiles, energy utilities, alternative energy sources, microelectronics, and other sectors. Support for environmental research encompasses pollution prevention and remediation as well as life-cycle analysis.
CBET achieves these objectives across its four program clusters listed below. Please follow the links to each program to learn more about the current areas of research they support.
Chemical Process Systems
- Electrochemical Systems
- Interfacial Engineering
- Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics
Engineering Biology and Health
- Cellular and Biochemical Engineering
- Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering
- Engineering of Biomedical Systems
Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
- Combustion and Fire Systems
- Fluid Dynamics
- Particulate and Multiphase Processes
- Thermal Transport Processes
CBET home page image credits
Oil and Water Credit:Scott Hilliard (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Cells Credit: Sebastian Tomus/Shutterstock.com
Spacestation Credit: NASA
Flow visualization Credit: Isabel Houghton, Stanford University
Unsolicited proposals Credit: Rui Ni, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Penn State