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The College of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Zhejiang University was founded in 1927 by Prof. Shou-heng LI, considered the pioneer of chemical engineering education in China. It was the first Chemical Engineering Department in the country and remained one of the best throughout its history.


The college comprises 6 institutes including the Institute of Chemical Engineering, UNILAB Research Center for Chemical Reaction Engineering, Institute of Polymer and Polymerization Engineering, Institute of Bioengineering, Institute of Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Institute of Industrial Ecology and Environment.


The college has a total of 105 faculty members including 70 professors with 1 CAE member, 31 associate professors, and 4 lecturers.


Between 2009 and 2018, the college received 69 national or provincial awards including the National Award for Technological Invention and the National Award for Science and Technology Advances. In the same time frame, the college was awarded a total of over 2300 research grants by various government agencies including the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Last year, our faculty published nearly 500 papers (SCI and EI) and filed authorized invention patents on more than 100 items. The total research funding reached around RMB 300 million yuans.


We are proud of our excellence in chemical engineering education. Over our 93 years, more than 20,000 students have graduated from the college. Our outstanding alumni include 19 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences/Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering and Royal Society of Canada, and 5 presidents of top Chinese research universities.


With our Truth Seeking spirit, we constantly aim to improve the quality of our scientific research, promote the commercialization of chemical technologies, and ultimately provide a great talent and technology to fuel the development of our nation’s economy.