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Our college comprises 7 institutes, including Institute of Chemical Engineering, UNILAB Research Center for Chemical Reaction Engineering, Institute of Polymer and Polymerization Engineering, Institute of Bioengineering, Institute of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Institute of Process Equipment, and Institute of Industrial Ecology and Environment.
 
The department houses three national key laboratories and several research centers: State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering (Zhejiang University), National Laboratory of Secondary Resources Chemical Engineering, National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Industrial Biocatalysis, Engineering Research Center for High Pressure Process Equipment and Safety (MOE), The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Biomass Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University, Engineering Laboratory for Industrial Biocatalysis of Zhejiang Province, Engineering Research Center of Membrane and Water Treatment Technology(MOE) (joint with the department of polymer science and engineering).
 
Between 2009 and 2013, the department received 31 provincial or national awards including National Award for Natural Sciences, National Award for Technological Invention, and National Award for Science and Technology Advances. In the same timeframe, the department was awarded a total of 1200 research grants by various government agencies: National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China (Program 973), National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Program 863), and Chinese military. The total research funding (2009-2013) reached 598 million RMB and our faculty publishes about 500 papers each year (around 200 indexed SCI and 150 indexed EI, respectively).