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Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a mastery of advanced chemical engineering concepts. (All students - Ph.D., M.S. thesis, M.S. non-thesis, and BS/MS)

2. Effectively communicate scientific concepts and/or research results in both written and oral formats to scientific and general audiences. (All students - Ph.D., M.S. thesis, M.S. non-thesis, and BS/MS)

3. Demonstrate the ability perform independent research on an original topic in chemical engineering. (Ph.D. and M.S. thesis students)

4. Demonstrate the ability to critically identify and solve research problems, summarize disciplinary information, evaluate research findings. (Ph.D. and M.S. thesis students)

5. Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to safe and ethical behavior through adherence to best safety practices and academic integrity principles. (All students - Ph.D., M.S. thesis, M.S. non-thesis, and BS/MS)

6. Demonstrate the ability to serve as a STEM ambassador through outreach and service activities. (All students - Ph.D., M.S. thesis, M.S. non-thesis, and BS/MS)

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Syed Mubeen
Director of Graduate Admissions
Associate Professor

The Director of Graduate Admissions (DGA) recruits and serves as the first point of contact for prospective graduate students.

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Alec Scranton
Director of Graduate Studies

The Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) is an advocate for graduate students and graduate student success.   The DGS advises incoming students, coordinates the research advisor selection process, monitors and tracks student progress, and is a point of contact for graduate program questions.

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Jun Wang
Department Executive Officer

The Department Executive Officer is the academic administrator the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department.


Kim Lebeck
Academic Program Specialist

The Academic Program Specialist is a contact for prospective, incoming, and current students.  The Academic Program Specialist is a point of contact for anything related to the academic program, website, social media, and administrative odds and ends.

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Amanda Jensen
Department Administrator

The Department Administrator is a point of contact for anything related to graduate student human resources, finance, travel, and administrative odds and ends.

News Highlights

Ann McKenna

Ann McKenna named College of Engineering dean

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Ann F. McKenna, vice dean of strategic advancement at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and professor of engineering in the Polytechnic School, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. She will begin on Aug. 16.
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CBE professor David Murhammer among four UI faculty members recognized with highest teaching honor

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Four University of Iowa faculty members are recipients of the 2023 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, recognizing their exceptional and ongoing contributions to student learning and success.
Parham Parnian Dare to Discover

PhD Student Parham Parnian makes Dare to Discover campaign

Monday, January 30, 2023
Parham Parnian, a PhD student in chemical and biochemical engineering, was honored for his work to accelerate new therapies for infection.