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Gebbie receives new investigator grant

The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund has selected Matt Gebbie, the Conway Assistant Professor in chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a Doctoral New Investigator…

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Pioneering plastic recycling research inspires $5 million gift to College of Engineering

An innovative College of Engineering sustainability research program and a key scholarship fund will be generously supported with a recent $5 million gift commitment from University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni Ross…

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Schreier earns Beckman Young Investigator Award

Marcel Schreier, the Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is one of 10 young faculty members from institutions across the United…

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Engineering faculty earn Research Forward grants for collaborative projects

College of Engineering researchers are leading three projects and assisting in six others that have earned funding through the second round of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Research Forward, a program…

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Engineers selected for WARF Accelerator Electrification Challenge Grants

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced that four projects have been selected to receive development funding through the WARF Accelerator Electrification Challenge Grant. The grant invited submissions for new technologies…

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How to Apply to the PhD Program

If you are a student with a strong background in chemical engineering or a related discipline, and a serious interest in research, apply to our graduate program.

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Why Wisconsin?

Synergistic research, diverse collaboration, supportive peers—that’s Why Wisconsin! Read more about what makes UW-Madison the place to be.


Program Information and Milestones

Program requirements are detailed in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Academic Policies Procedures, also referred to as the Graduate Handbook. The Graduate Handbook is a resource for the requirements of our graduate program. Current and past Graduate Handbooks and related forms will be available on the intranet. Key program information and requirements are summarized below.

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Funding and Financial Information

Did you know that a vast majority of students receive a 5-year financial guarantee? Learn more about funding here.


Francesca Gambacorta receives 2022 Jennifer L. Reed Bioenergy Sciences Award

“We know more about Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or brewer’s yeast, than just about any other organism,” says Francesca Gambacorta, a graduate student in the lab of Brian Pfleger, the Jay and…