Graduate Admission

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Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.S.Ch.E)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Ph.D.)

Research Areas

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering offers a course of study designed for students who plan careers in a wide variety of industries, ranging from the chemical and process industries to biotechnology, electronics, and the environment. Our faculty are currently pursuing relevant, cutting edge research in the following areas:
  • Developing new regenerative medical materials and therapies using bio- and nanotechnologies to speed the repair and regrowth of bone, blood vessels and soft tissues in vivo
  • Developing cutting edge genomic techniques like ultra-fast polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to search for emerging disease threats such as antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis
  • Using proteomic instruments like a specialized mass spectrometer designed to search for new genetically engineered protein medicines
  • Developing a new pliable bandage that can stop fatal bleeding from trauma in civilian and military applications
  • Partnering with international healthcare systems to develop abundant supplies of hemophilia medicines from the milk of genetically engineered livestock to treat 80% of the world's hemophilia patients
  • Discovering a device to give robots a human sense of touch using nanotechnology
  • Developing a process for sustainable biofuels production

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission: December 23

Admission decisions and priority funding decisions for graduate assistantships are made shortly after the published application deadline. For the best chance of admission, all application requirements should completed in their entirety. Late applications will be considered on a rolling basis; however, admission is unlikely due to limited space and resources.

*Although students may be admitted for the summer term, core CHME courses of the graduate curriculum are not offered in the summer session. Students admitted for summer enrollment may choose to take graduate electives, or immediately begin research work at the direction of their advisor.
Admission Requirements
The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering adheres to the Admissions Policies of UNL Graduate Studies. Prospective students are required to submit all documents by the specified application deadlines, and meet the minimum entrance criteria outlined on the Application Checklist.