Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Engineering at the cellular level.

The next big cancer drug. Algae biofuel. Nanodevice miniaturized surgical tools. These are just a few examples of what Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will bring to society. We work at the molecular and cellular level, interfacing between physical sciences and life sciences. Our achievements advance the fields of energy, nanotechnology, pharma, systems engineering, biotechnology, biomedical engineering and advanced materials processing.

To learn more about the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department, visit our dedicated site.


Hard to crack: UCLA engineers toughen glass using nanoparticles

Process could be useful for applications in manufacturing and architecture
UCLA mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product that’s at least five times tougher than any glass currently available.

UCLA engineers in the field after major California earthquakes

Q&A with Jonathan Stewart about what his team learned in the aftermath of the Ridgecrest quakes
A day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 rattled Southern California, a small team of earthquake engineers and scientists was already near its epicenter, in Ridgecrest, Calif., gathering time-sensitive data.

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