Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Department Overview

Department Brochure (2013. 07.18)
History
The department started with a graduate program in chemical engineering in 1973. An undergraduate program was added in 1989 when KAIST and KIT merged. KIT had been established as an undergraduate program in 1986. The department heraldeded a new era at the new Daejeon campus in 1990 with both undergraduate and graduate programs. With the expansion of the research areas of the faculties in the department into biochemical / biological engineering and nanochemical engineering, the name of the department became the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the beginning of 2002.
Currently, the department has 23 full-time faculty members, 415 undergraduate students, 120 MS students and 252 PhD students (March 2015). The number of graduates is 775(BS), 1448(MS) and 775(PhD). All of these graduates play key roles in the research and development of major companies, research institutes, and universities. The educational goal of the department is to produce leaders who are highly familiar with chemical and biomolecular engineering based on life science and nanochemistry. They will be trained to have a keen insight into the new technology of 21st century.
A very good research infrastructure is now established in the department. Five engineering research centers that focus on ultramicrochemical processes, bioprocesses, energy and the environment, and systems and synthetic biotechnology are now under active operation. Five national research laboratories are also owned by the faculties in the department.
Enrollment
Degree\Year200620072008200920102011201220132014
B.S.44
62
88
134
214
254
363380388
M.S.
87
88
93
83
71
86
101112108
Ph.D.
164
168
164
156
157
152173202221
Career Status of Alumni (August 2010 - February 2014)