About the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

The mission of the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) Division is to support innovative research and education in the fields of chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering, and environmental engineering, and in areas that involve the transformation and/or transport of matter and energy by chemical, thermal, or mechanical means.

CBET research and education investments contribute significantly to the knowledge base and to the development of a 21st century workforce for major components of the U.S. economy, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, forest products, metals, petroleum, natural gas, food, textiles, energy utilities, alternative energy sources, microelectronics, and other sectors. Support for environmental research encompasses pollution prevention and remediation as well as life-cycle analysis.

CBET achieves these objectives across its four program clusters listed below. Please follow the links to each program to learn more about the current areas of research they support.

Chemical Process Systems

Engineering Biology and Health

Environmental Engineering and Sustainability

Transport Phenomena

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Oil and Water Credit:Scott Hilliard (CC BY-SA 2.0)
PFAS Credit: NSF
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Spacestation Credit: NASA