From Elliot Hirshman, Provost
We are extremely pleased to announce the formation of our new Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) in the College of Engineering and Information Technology. This new department is a merger of our Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and our Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CBE). Julia Ross, current chair of CBE, will chair the new department.
This merger will expand our research and educational capabilities in our priority area of environment and sustainability. CBEE will offer a new track in environmental engineering as part of the chemical engineering major and will provide opportunities to expand our research programs at the interface of biochemical and environmental engineering. The department will continue to offer our highly-regarded M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemical engineering and civil engineering.
We would like to thank Ross and Brian Reed, the Lillian and Willard Hackerman Chair in Engineering and the current chair of CEE, as well as all of the faculty and staff of the two departments and the members of the Faculty Senate for their efforts and input in the formation of the new department. Administrative and operational aspects of the merger will begin immediately and will be completed by the conclusion of FY11.