What is Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering?
The 21st century Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The survival, health and affluent life of mankind for the 21st century's future require much more diverse materials and energy generation than now. So far, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has contributed a great deal to the health and prosperity of mankind, and will continue to contribute greatly.
This is because chemical biomolecular engineering applies the principles of physics and chemistry to design systems for material and energy conversion, and it is also the study of establishing a chemical process in harmony with the environment, devoting to the improvement of human life.
Recently, Chemical Biomolecular Engineering and Chemical Engineering have expanded to many areas. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has contributed greatly to the petrochemistry, polymer and energy production, and also the development of advanced technology toward new material synthesis process, new energy, environment, molecular biology, and etc.
The status of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers
The importance of science and engineering to the Korean industries has been highlighted. In 1996, 54.3 percent of the new directors of thirties in Korea war majoring in science and engineering, and this trend has gradually increased.
In particular, among engineering majors, activities of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers in the industries are very high. This reflects the importance and development of Chemical and Biomoleuclar Engineering in Korea. In the United States, for example, the salary of Chemical and Biomoleuclar Engineering majors is far higher than that of other engineering majors, and it also represents the importance of Chemical and Biomoleuclar Engineering in the industries internationally.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Yonsei University