Chemical and biomolecular engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that integrates natural sciences of chemistry and biology with various engineering principles and practices. Starting from traditional chemical engineering principles, including mass and energy balance, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, and transport phenomena, our engineers apply the knowledge to develop and to produce new chemical and biological materials. In order to solve some of the world’s most important scientific problems and to tackle various technological challenges, collaboration among researchers who possess different skills and expertise is imperative. According, our department exerts a great deal of effort in formulating cooperative and collaborative research environment for both the faculty members and the students.

The CBE department at KAIST is ranked as one of the best research departments in Korea. We are actively putting efforts to position ourselves as one of the global leaders in both research and education. Our department has taken a major role in fostering multi-disciplinary researches across different fields. The following are some of the main research areas pursued by our faculty members.