Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The mission of the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) is to educate and develop a diverse people, to create new knowledge, and to foster translation for societal impact, by embracing a “living laboratory” philosophy across its integrated programs (see Figure). CBE aspires to be known for excellence in key research areas of national importance; its commitment to, and demonstration of, inclusion and equity; and scholarship in pedagogical research in engineering education.

Professor Abraham Stroock with students

Abraham Stroock, Gordon L. Dibble ’50 Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering (CBE), in the lab with students.
(Photo by Lindsay France, Cornell University.)

To achieve its mission, CBE’s strategic plan will require investments in people, programs and infrastructure that will advance the following set of four core priorities that are united by our view of the Smith school as a living laboratory for conceiving, studying, and ultimately disseminating impactful scholarship in education, research, and technology innovation. We believe that success in each of these areas will require deep engagement with departments in- and outside the College of Engineering.

  • Strategic Priority 1

  • Strategic Priority 2

  • Strategic Priority 3

  • Strategic Priority 4

Olin Hall

Olin Hall. (Photo by Office of Visual Services, Cornell University.)