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April,1927
College of Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University, the first Chemical Engineering College in China, was established. Prof. Shou-heng LI, the pioneer of chemical engineering education in China, was founder college chair.
1928
First graduates from College of Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University.
September,1937
During Anti-Japanese War (World War II), College of Chemical Engineering along with the University began its eight-year migration and relocation (Long March of Intellectuals), which covered Jiande in Zhejiang Province, Taihe in Jiangxi Province, Yishan in Guangxi Province, Zunyi in Guizhou Province, and finally reached Meitan, Guizhou Province, lasting for two and half years. College of Chemical Engineering grew stronger during the period despite experiencing extreme difficulties.
1941
Approved by Ministry of Education of the National Government at that time, Institute of Chemical Engineering was established in College of Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University, marking the first chemical engineering institute among Chinese colleges and universities. Since then, graduate program has been officially established. Prof. Shou-heng LI was appointed as the first graduate supervisor in chemical engineering in China.
1951
Prof. Shou-heng LI was elected as Provost and Vice President of the university. Prof. Qing-xiang ZHOU was appointed as second College Chair.
1952
Some programs in College of Chemistry jointed College of Chemical Engineering to form the major of Basic Chemistry Research. Fuel Chemical Engineering was also set up in the same year.
1953
Chemical Machinery program was set up.
1956
Chemical Process Automation program was set up.
1958
Plastic Engineering program was set up. Applied Chemistry and Basic Chemistry Research were moved to College of Chemistry.
1958
Silicate program was set up.
1961
Prof. Qing-xiang ZHOU was elected as Vice President of the university, and Prof. Chun-hui ZHOU became third College Chair.
1962
Inorganic Engineering program was integrated with Chemical Engineering.
1970
Cryogenic Engineering was set up, and began to admit students in 1974. In 1978, it joined together Internal Combustion Engineering in College of Mechanical Engineering and Thermal Energy in College of Electrical Machinery to form College of Energy Engineering.
1978
First group of students was admitted after Cultural Revolution in 1977. There were six majors in the college, including Chemical Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Polymer Chemical Engineering, Silicate, Chemical Machinery, and Chemical Process Automation. The silicate program in the college along with Metallographic Thermal Treatment and Metallurgy in College of Mechanical Engineering and Semiconductor in College of Radio Electronics formed College of Materials Science and Engineering in August. College of Chemical Engineering resumed admission of graduate students for programs of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Machinery and Chemical Process Automation, and became the first college having authority to confer master degrees in chemical engineering in China. Over 20 professors and associate professors were appointed as graduate student supervisors.
1980
Chemical Engineering, Chemical Process Automation, and Chemical Machinery programs were first three authorized to confer Ph. D. degree. Prof. Yu-jun HOU, Prof. Chun-hui ZHOU, and Prof. Ren-dong WANG were appointed as Ph. D. student supervisors. Prof. Chun-hui ZHOU was elected as Vice President of the university, and Prof. Zu-ren PAN became fourth College Chair.
1984
Prof. Ping-dong WU was elected as fifth College Chair.
1986
Environmental Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering programs were set up.
1987
Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process Automation were selected as national key disciplines. Polymerization Engineering Laboratory was granted as Joint National Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering 1991. The establishment of National Key Laboratory of Industrial Automation at Zhejiang University was also approved.
1988
Prof. Ping-dong WU was elected as Vice President of the university, and Prof. Zhao-li WU became sixth College Chair. Sinopec Group donated RMB 13.99 million to establish Institute of Petrochemical Technology at Zhejiang University. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Chinese University was officially launched with joint efforts from eight Chemical Engineering Colleges in China.
1990
National Laboratory of Secondary Resources Chemical Engineering was permitted to build.
March,1992
College of Polymer Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University was set up. Polymer Reaction Engineering program was moved to College of Polymer Science and Engineering. Chemical Process Automation in College of Chemical Engineering formed Institute of Industrial Control. Prof. De-wei Lu was elected as seventh College Chair.
1993
Establishment of National Specialized Laboratory of Secondary Resources Chemical Engineering in College of Chemical Engineering was approved by State Development Planning Commission. Biochemical Engineering was authorized to confer Ph. D. degrees.
1995
Prof. You-xian SUN was elected as a fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
1996
Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University was listed as prior construction discipline of National 211 Program. Prof. Da-hui WANG was elected as eighth College Chair.
1997
Prof. Yu-jun HOU was elected as a fellow of Chinese Academy of Sciences. College of Chemical Engineering was established, including College of Chemical Engineering, College of Biochemical Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, and College of Chemical Machinery. Polymer Reaction Engineering returned to College of Chemical Engineering. College of Control Science and Engineering was established from Institute of Industrial Control and Institute of Chemical Instrument. Prof. Shu-de LIANG, Secretary general of CPC Committee at Zhejiang University, was appointed as the first Dean of the College. Prof. Da-hui WANG was elected as Vice Dean. Prof. Bo-geng LI, Prof. Shan-jing YAO, Prof. Da-hui WANG, and Prof. Shui-guang TONG were respectively elected as Chairs for four colleges.
May,1998
Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Medical University and Zhejiang Agricultural University were integrated with Zhejiang University. Four undergraduate programs including Chemical Engineering and Technology, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Process Machinery, and five graduate programs including Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Catalysis, Applied Chemistry, and Chemical Machinery were established in College of Chemical Engineering.
1999
College of Chemical Engineering along with College of Materials Science, College of Polymer Science and Engineering, and College of Chemistry from Hangzhou University formed College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. College of Biochemical Engineering and College of Chemical Machinery were integrated with College of Chemical Engineering to form College of Chemical and Biological Engineering. College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering joined Faculty of Environmental and Resource Sciences. College of Chemical and Biological Engineering comprised six institutes, including Institute of Chemical Engineering,UNILAB Research Center for Chemical Reaction Engineering, Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, Institute of Bioengineering, Institute of Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Institute of Chemical Process Machinery. Prof. Bo-geng LI was appointed as Vice Dean of College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, and ninth College Chair of College of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
2001
Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process Machinery became national key disciplines, of which Chemical Process Machinery was the only one in this area in China. Prof. Shan-jing YAO was elected as tenth College Chair.
2002
Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Science at Zhejiang University was listed as prior discipline supported by National Tenth Five-Year Program and National 211 Program. Prof. Bo-geng LI was elected as Cheung Kong Professor by Ministry of Education. 
2005
A technology innovation platform of Resources Transformation and Macromolecular Reaction Engineering was established at Zhejiang University and supported by National 985 Program. Prof. Shiping ZHU, Cheung Kong Lecture Professor of MOE, Canada Research Chair, and Professor of McMaster University was invited as Chair Scientist of the Platform.
2007
Evaluation on national key disciplines of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process Machinery was successfully completed. Biochemical Engineering was selected as National Key Breeding Discipline.
2008
Prof. You-qing SHEN was the recipient of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
2009
College of Chemical and Biological Engineering separated from Faculty of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. Prof. Qi-long REN was elected as eleventh College Chair. Faculty of Engineering at Zhejiang University was established, comprising College of Mechanical Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Energy Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and College of Polymer Science and Engineering. Prof. Bo-geng LI was elected as Dean of the faculty. Industrial Ecology and Environment Institute was set up in College of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Engineering Research Center for High Pressure Process Equipment and Safety (MOE) was established. The research team led by Prof. Qi-long REN was awarded Second Prize of National Technical Invention. Research expenditure of the college reached RMB 105.2758 million with 42.5% supported by government research funds. Chemical Engineering and Technology program successfully passed accreditation of MOE. Prof. You-qing Shen was the recipient of Provincial Hundred Talents Project.
2010
Projects of “Scientific Issues in Manufacture, Processing and Application of High-performance Thermoplastic Elastomer” proposed by Prof. Bo-geng LI and “Scientific Foundation of the Bio-manufacture of Enantiotopic Chemicals” by Prof. Li-rong YANG were approved and supported by National 973 Program. Prof. Qi-long REN was appointed as Qiushi Distinguished Professor. Prof. Ke-ping YAN was the recipient of Provincial Hundred Talents Project. First International Academic Exchange Month in College of Chemical and Biological Engineering was held in May and June. A “2+2” joint undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering was established between Zhejiang University and the University of Western Ontario. Research expenditure of the college achieved RMB 105.472 million with 59% sponsored by government research funds.
2011
The groundbreaking ceremony of new chemical engineering building was held on May 21st in the west district of Zijingang Campus. This was made possible with the generous donation of 2 million USD by Mr. Yong-qian Tang. Our university leadership including Party Secretary De-shui Jin and Mr. Yong-qian Tang himself attended the ceremony.
The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Biomass Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University was permitted to build.
Prof. Ying-wu Luo won the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars.
Prof. Le-cheng Lei was appointed as Qiushi Distinguished Professor.
Professor Wen-jun Wang and Jin-you Liang were recognized by the overseas high-level talent recruiting program of Zhejiang province.
2012
1. Academic ranking
In the academic assessment by the Ministry of Education in 2012, Chemical Engineering and Technology in Zhejiang University was ranked 5th in the nation, an improvement over previous ranking.
2. Faculty recognition
(1) Prof Shi-ping Zhu was recognized as the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (short term).
(2) Prof Jin-yang Zheng was elected as Cheung Kong Professors by the Ministry of Education.
(3) Hua-bin Xing received National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars.
(4) Prof Li-rong Yang and Jin-yang Zheng were elected as the subject experts for 863 program.
(5) Prof Li Wang was elected as Qiushi Distinguished Professor.
(6) Prof Li-rong Yang received National Award for Technical Invention (second tier).
(7) The 2012 total research funding for the college reached 145 million RMB, which represents an increase of 23% over 2011 and ranks fourth amongst all colleges at Zhejiang University.
3. New post-doctoral discipline
Bioengineering, which is associated with both Institute of Bioengineering and Institute of Pharmaceutical Engineering, was approved as a new post-doctoral hosting discipline. This brings our number of post-doctoral disciplines to two including Chemical Engineering and Technology.
4. Alumni activities
Our alumni are actively involved in the development of the college of Chemical Engineering. In 2012, alumni groups returned for reunion for their 20th, 30th, 60th graduation anniversary, and the 50th, 61st, anniversary of enrollment. In particular, more than 400 alumni from all around the world came to Zhejiang University to celebrate their 30th graduation anniversary. They are from 15 classes of five programs including previous chemical engineering, chemical process automation, chemical engineering equipments, petroleum engineering and polymer engineering. Five alumni donated a total of 2.5 million RMB for the new chemical engineering building. This reunion has attracted great attention from the university. Former party secretary (Jun-sheng Zhang) and current party secretary (De-shui Jin) both attended the ceremony.
2013
1. The management adjustment
Following the arrangement of Zhejiang University, the general election of party and college office leadership groups, party committee, and the college general union was accomplished in 2013. The discipline inspection commission of the College of Chemical Engineering was established.
2. Significant progress in discipline construction and researching
(1) The third stage construction of "985 Project", Resource Recycling and Macromolecular Product Engineering Research, passed the inspection.
(2) The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Biomass Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang
 University was established and passed the inspection from ministry of education.
(3) National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Industrial Biocatalysis was permitted to build.
(4) The research funding to our college in 2013 is 132.36 million RMB. The funding has exceeded one hundred million for five consecutive years.
3. Remarkable achievements in talents construction
(1) We have introduced 1 Recruitment Program of Global Expert: Tao Xie
(2) Academician Li-an Hou and Ping-kai Ouyang from Chinese Academy of Engineering became Qiushi lecture professors of Zhejiang University.
(3) Prof Li-rong Yang and Ying-wu Luo were elected as Qiushi Distinguished Professor.
4. Fruitful outcomes in teaching
(1) Two courses were selected as the candidates of the second national high quality sharing lessons.
      Polymer Chemistry-- Bo-geng Li
      Chemical Engineering Design --Jia Wu
(2) Bo-geng Li was elected as deputy director of Chemical Engineering Program Teaching Guidance Committee, Shan-jing Yao was elected as member of Biotechnology, Biological Engineering Program Teaching Guidance Committee.
(3) College of Chemical Experimental Teaching Center was officially approved as a provincial experimental teaching demonstration center.
(4) Chemical Engineering and Technology Program was approved by ministry of education to join the Outstanding Engineer Training Program.
(5) Process Equipment and Control Engineering Program passed the evaluation of Engineering Education.
5. The improvement in safety management
(1) "Top Ten Lab of College" appraisal work was launched.
(2) Gas alarm and video security monitoring system is fully operational.
6. Colorful alumni activities
(1) In 2013 there have been 10 alumni homecoming activities.
(2) Education Fund of College of Chemical Engineering was established.
(3) Jiangsu Branch of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Alumni of Zhejiang University was established.
7. Ph.D candidate Jin-yuan Qian won the honor of Top Ten College Students in Zhejiang Province, The Most Beautiful Zhejiang People - 2013 Youth leaders.
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
1. In September 2014, Zhejiang University renamed Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to College of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
2. Expanding college/department autonomy reform program
In May 2014, College of Chemical and Biological Engineering was approved by Zhejiang University Party Committee as the pilot college of expanding college/department autonomy reform program.
3. Completion of architectural design of new chemical engineering building
In July 2014,  the bidding on the architectural design project of new chemical engineering building in the weat district of Zijingang Campus was completed. Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University won the bidding to complete the architectural design project. In November 2014, the architectural design was completed.
4. Evaluation on the State Key Laboratory
The State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering that was founded by four universities including Zhejiang University passed the evaluation from Ministry of Science and Technology, and was rated as good.
5. The 106th meeting of West Lake Academic Forum of Zhejiang University,- "some scientific issues in chemistry and chemical engineering interdisciplinary-fields" strategic seminar was held.
6. Fruitful achievement in scientific research
In 2004, the total research funding reached RMB 136.5345 million in which RMB 70.5174 million was from the government research funds and RMB 66.0171 million was from industries. The college won 9 National, provincial or ministerial level scientific research awards.
7. Introduction and cultivation of top talents
(1) Professor Zhan LIN was introduced through the Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts.
(2) Prof. You-qing SHEN was elected as Cheung Kong Professors by the Ministry of Education.
(3) Prof. Bo-geng LI was elected as excellent teacher of Zhejiang Province in 2014.
(4) Prof. Li-rong YANG was elected as Top Expert of Zhejiang Province.
8. New measures for international exchange - Overseas top partner promotion program
Overseas top partner promotion program was approved by Zhejiang University, which was mainly engaged in the communication and cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale University. In July 2014, first batch of 5 students from UWM came to our college and completed 8 experiments on Principles of Chemical Engineering Experiment Course in 2 months, and UWM admitted the score.
9. Enforced efforts on the laboratory safety inspection
"Laboratory safety inspection system of College of Chemical and Biological engineering" was completed. It ruled that the safety inspection on laboratory from the teachers will be held 5 times per year. Laboratory safety education activity (including fire drill and safety education and training ect.) will be arranged once per year. All the staff are required to participate in 3 activities.
 
 
1. Chemical engineering discipline was listed on Peak Discipline Construction Support Program
Peak Discipline Construction Support Program was proposed by Zhejiang University to carry out "Two Tops" construction plans, implement "six top university" strategy and improve the content development capacity. Chemical engineering discipline was listed on Peak Discipline Construction Supprot Program.
2. After the generous donation of 2 million USD by Mr. Yong-qian TANG for constructing new chemical engineering building, Yong-qian TANG foundation promised to donate another 2.8 million USD.
3. In June 2015, Chemical Engineering and Technology discipline successfully passed the professional evaluation from China Engineering Education Professional Certification Association again.
4. In July 2015, 13 students from Brunei University who were admitted by College of Chemical and Biological Engineering graduated successfully.
5.  The research funding to College of Chemical and Biological Engineering exceeded RMB 100 million for seven consecutive years. The research funding was RBM 115.92335 million in 2015, among them RMB 56.63829 million was from government reaseach funds and RMB 59.28505 million was from industries.
6. Introduction and cultivation of top talents
(1) 3 young talents were introduced through Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts: Hao BAI, Qing-gang HE and Ying-ying LU.
(2) Prof. Jing-dai WANG won the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars.
(3) Jian-bin TANG and Xing-wang ZHANG received National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars.
7. Prof. Robert H. Grubbs, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, academician of United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, was hired as honorary professor of Zhejiang University, and was invited to join "Lecture Hall of Overseas Teachers of Zhejiang University" .
8. In November 2015, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology of University of Cambridge signed cooperation agreement with our college.
9. To celebrate the 118th anniversary of Zhejiang University, "singing for qiushi, building the dream of China" chorus competition was held. The chorus of College of Chemical and Biological Engineering won the second prize among 52 chorus teams.