|National University of Singapore (NUS)|
Founded in 1905 as a medical school, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has evolved from humble beginnings to become a leading university in the Asia-Pacific region. An NUS education is comparable to some of the best programmes at top universities globally. Built on a tradition of excellence, NUS is developing global standing for its multi-disciplinary education and research. Our programmes are characterised by entrepreneurial and global dimensions, for vitality and relevance in today’s knowledge driven economy.
The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering provides the critical link between the sciences, particularly the chemical and life sciences, and engineering by bridging the gap between molecular-level, laboratory-scale studies of chemical and biological transformations and the large-scale industrial production operations. Moreover, with the recent revolution in molecular biology and life sciences, the Department also has expanded its traditional scope to include solutions to problems in systems biology, protein engineering, drug-delivery systems, and chemotherapeutic engineering, among others. The Department has also responded to the emergence of nanoscience and technology as a viable new frontier by expanding the classical role of chemical engineering in “scaling up” processes to make room for problems that require “scaling down” phenomena and processes for applications in labs-on-chips and plants-on-chips devices.