Mission of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


(adopted by the faculty March 15, 1996)

The mission of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is to serve the citizens of Iowa, the nation, and the world by disseminating, developing, transferring, and preserving technical information in the chemical sciences and chemical process technologies to improve people’s lives.  Departmental faculty, students, and staff join to:

  • Provide a well-rounded and superior chemical engineering education that attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students by drawing upon the broad resources of a comprehensive research college and university.
  • Conduct high-quality research in selected areas of the chemical engineering discipline so faculty, students, and research staff will advance science and technology to provide societal benefits and ensure that the newest concepts are taught in courses at all levels.
  • Serve the needs of the College, University, industry, government, state, nation, and the world by making the Department’s facilities and faculty expertise accessible.