Graduate Degrees

Professor Hang Lu's laboratory


The School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering offers graduate programs involving advanced-level coursework and independent research leading to MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering. The MS degree can usually be obtained by coursework only, without a thesis. Course selection for both the MS and doctoral degrees is quite flexible, with individual plans of study developed for each student.

Research opportunities exist in a broad range of areas of importance to chemical engineers and society, including catalysis, reaction kinetics, complex fluids, microelectronics, microfluidics, optimization, bioinformatics, polymers, sustainable development, pulp and paper, separations, CO2 capture, biomedicine, solar energy, thermodynamics, MEMS, environmental science, reaction engineering, cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, biofuels, air quality, modeling, and process synthesis and control. 

Furthermore, the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering participates with other schools in offering MS and PhD degrees in Bioengineering.

Three-Minute Thesis, “A Sustainable Method to Alleviate the Global Thirst of Lithium.”


ChBE master student Po-Wei Huang won Georgia Tech’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in the Master’s division.

Three-minute Thesis: Fingerprinting and Visualizing Electronic Environment


Ray Lei Xiangyun, Georgia Tech ChBE graduate student, gives 3-minute thesis presentation.

Three-Minute Thesis: Novel Supply Chain and Process Modeling for Cell Therapy Manufacturing and Distribution


ChbE Graduate Student Brian Liu competed in the 2018 Three-Minute Thesis Competition at Georgia Tech.

Three-Minute Thesis: Bacterial biosensors: Low-cost, Field-friendly Nutrition Tests


Grad student Monica McNerney won $2,000 (first place) in the annual Georgia Tech Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Three-Minute Thesis: CO2 Capture from Air


Grad student Lalit Arun Darunte was a finalist in Georgia Tech's annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition