Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

1890s

1899 Chemical Engineering degrees introduced

1910s

1910 Winston Hall opens

Winston Hall opens, housing civil, chemical, and electrical engineering courses. It was named for second college president George Tayloe Winston.

Winston HallWinston Hall

1920s

1924 Department of Chemical Engineering established
1925 First Chemical Engineering degree conferred
1928 First masters degree in Chemical Engineering conferred

1940s

1948 First female Chemical Engineering graduate

Lois Madden became the first woman to graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

1950s

1950 Department of Chemical Engineering accredited

The Department of Chemical Engineering receives full accreditation from the Engineer's Council for Professional Development.

1951 Department of Chemical Engineering moves

The Department of Chemical Engineering moves from Winston Hall to Riddick Laboratories.

Riddick Engineering LaboratoriesRiddick Engineering Laboratories
1954 First Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering conferred

1960s

5/6/1961 Reading room named to honor Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph

The Chemical Engineering department's reading room is dedicated in Riddick Labs in honor of Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph, who was instrumental in developing the Chemical Engineering curriculum at NC State.

Entrance to Riddick Engineering LaboratoriesEntrance to Riddick Engineering Laboratories

1970s

8/1975 First African American Ph.D. in the College of Engineering

Hubert Winston became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from the College of Engineering. His field of study was chemical engineering.

Student Hubert Winston in the labStudent Hubert Winston in the lab
1975 First African American Faculty Member in the College of Engineering

Hubert Winston became the first African American faculty member in the College of Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering.

2000s

2004 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering was renamed the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. More historical information exists on the department's website.

2005 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves to Engineering Building I on Centennial Campus.