Our graduates go on to work, learn and advance in some of the best chemical and biological engineering organizations in the world.

Employment Information

By the numbers

According to a survey of recent graduates conducted by the department in early 2019:

  • 73% are employed in industry.
  • 6% are participating in internships.
  • 8% are attending graduate school.
Where our alumni live and work
  • 59% remain in Colorado.
  • 31.4% are elsewhere in the U.S.
  • 9.6% work internationally.
Industry fields
  • Biomedical - 11.1%
  • Water / Environmental Engineering - 11.1%
  • Microelectronics / Semiconductors - 8.1%
  • Oil and Gas - 8.1%
  • Business / Finance / Consulting - 7.1%
  • Materials - 6.1%
  • Chemical / Food - 5.1%
  • Alternative / Renewable Energy - 4%
  • Engineering Design / Construction - 3%
  • Other - 12.1%

ChBE Companies

Alternative Energy

Berrendo Energy

  • Field: Alternative Energy
  • Where: Denver, CO

Black & Veatch

  • Field: Sustainable Energy
  • Where: National

Cool Energy Inc.

  • Field: Clean Energy
  • Where: Boulder, CO

E9 Insight

  • Field: Clean Energy
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Ecolibrium Solar

  • Field: Solar Energy
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Eden Innovations

  • Field: Bi/duel Fuels
  • Where: Littleton, CO

Elephant Energy

  • Field: Energy/Volunteering
  • Where: Denver, CO

Gravity Renewables

  • Field: Clean Energy/Hydroelectric
  • Where: Boulder, CO

iCAST

  • Field: Clean Energy
  • Where: Denver, CO/International

ION Engineering

  • Field: Clean Energy
  • Where: Boulder, CO

ITN Power Systems

  • Field: Clean & Emerging Technologies
  • Where: Littleton, CO

Jovion Energy Research

  • Field: Clean Energy
  • Where: Menlo Park, CA

juwi, Inc.

  • Field: Solar Energy
  • Where: Boulder, CO

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • Field: Renewable Energy
  • Where: Golden, CO
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

PureVision Technology, Inc.

  • Field: Biorefinery
  • Where: Ft. Lupton, CO

PV Measurements, Inc.

  • Field: Photovoltaics
  • Where: Boulder, CO

REC Solar, Inc.

  • Field: Solar Energy
  • Where: Westminster, CO

Renewable Energy Systems (RES Americas)

  • Field: Clean Energy
  • Where: Broomfield, CO

Resource Central

  • Field: Biodiesel/Biofuels
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Schneider Electric

  • Field: Clean Energy
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Sky Fuel

  • Field: Alternative Energy
  • Where: Arvada, CO

Sundrop Fuels

  • Field: Biofuels
  • Where: Longmont, CO and Alexandria, LA
  • Job Opportunities: Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

VG Energy

  • Field: Alternative Energy
  • Where: North Yorkshire, UK

Wood (Formerly Amec Foster Wheeler)

  • Field: Alternative Energy
  • Where: Denver, CO 
Biomedical

EndoShape

  • Field: Biomedical Devices
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Medtronic

  • Field: Biomedical Devices and Supplies
  • Where: Global, including facility in Louisville; acquired Covidien in 2015
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Terumo BCT

  • Field: Blood technologies
  • Where: Global, including facility in Lakewood
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.
Biotechnology

2C Technologies

  • Field: Nanotechnology
  • Where: Irvine, CA

Agilent

  • Field: Pharma, diagnostics
  • Where: Global, including facility in Boulder; headquartered in Santa Clara, CA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Amgen

  • Field: Biopharmaceuticals
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

AmideBio

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Louisville, CO

ARCA Biopharma

  • Field: Biopharmaceuticals
  • Where: Westminster, CO

Array BioPharma

  • Field: Biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs to treat patients afflicted with cancer
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Bayer

  • Field:Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Where: Global; headquarted in Leverkusen, Germany

BiOptix

  • Field: Kinetics
  • Where: Boulder, CO

CordenPharma

  • Field: Pharmaceuticals
  • Where: Global, including a facility in Boulder, CO; headquartered in Plankstadt, Germany
  • Job Opportunities: Full Time B.S.

Dharmacon

  • Field: Gene Expression, Gene Editing
  • Where: Lafayette, CO

Flagship Biosciences

  • Field: Tissue image analysis
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Flashback Technologies

  • Field: Non-invasive Medical Monitoring
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Genentech

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Global; headquartered in San Francisco, CA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Genzyme

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Cambridge, MA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Gilead Sciences

  • Field: Biopharmaceutical
  • Where: Worldwide

GlaxoSmithKline

  • Field: Pharmaceutical
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Brentford, England
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

GlobeImmune

  • Field: Biopharmaceutical
  • Where: Louisville, CO

ImmuRx

  • Field: Immunotherepy
  • Where: Lebanon, NH

InDevR

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Boulder, CO

KBI Biopharma

  • Field: Biopharmaceuticals
  • Where: Global, including Boulder site; headquartered in Durham, NC
  • Job Opportunities: Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Lohocla

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Aurora, CO

MedShape Solutions

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Atlanta, GA

Merck

  • Field: Pharmaceuticals
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

MiRagen Therapeutics

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Boulder, CO

MobileAssay

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Niwot, CO

Monsanto

  • Field: Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Creve Coeur, MO
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Mosaic Biosciences

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Nanoly Biosciences

  • Field: Biochemical
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Novozymes

  • Field: Biotechnology (industrial enzymes, microorganisms, biopolymers and other proteins)
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Ocugen

  • Field: Biopharmaceutical
  • Where: Malvern, PA

PeptiVir

  • Field: Biopharmaceutical
  • Where: Aurora, CO

Precision Biopsy

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Boston, MA

ProTechSure Scientific, Inc.

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Aurora, CO

ProteLight Pharmaceutical

  • Field: Pharmaceuticals
  • Where: Jiangsu, China

Regeneron

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Headquartered in Tarrytown, NY
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Roche

  • Field: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • Where: Global; headquarters in Penzberg, Germany
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

SomaLogic

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Boulder, CO

Taiga Biotechnologies, Inc.

  • Field: Biotechnology
  • Where: Aurora, CO

Xeris Pharmaceuticals

  • Field: Pharmaceuticals
  • Where: Austin, TX
Chemicals / Food / Brewing

Air Products

  • Field: Industrial Gases and Chemicals
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Allentown, PA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Anheuser-Busch

  • Field: Brewing
  • Where: Throughout US; based in St. Louis, MO
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S.

BASF

  • Field: Chemicals
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Ph.D. Rotational Program, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Cargill

  • Field: Food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services
  • Where: Global; based in Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Chevron Phillips

  • Field: Chemicals
  • Where: Global; headquartered in The Woodlands, TX
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

The Clorox Company

  • Field: Consumer Products
  • Where: Headquartered in Oakland, CA
  • Job Opportunities: Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

MillerCoors

  • Field: Brewing
  • Where: Throughout US, including facility in Golden CO; headquartered in Chicago, IL
  • Job Opportunities: Intern Leadership Program, Full Time B.S.

Dow Chemical

  • Field: Plastics, Chemicals, and Agricultural Products
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Midland, MI
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Dow Corning

  • Field: Silicon-Based Technology
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Midland, MI

DSM

  • Field: Health, Nutrition and Materials
  • Where: Global; headquartered in the Netherlands
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

DuPont

  • Field: Chemicals
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Wilmington, DE
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Eastman Chemicals

  • Field: Chemicals, Fibers and Plastics
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Kingsport, TN
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Evolutionary Genomics

  • Field: Genomics Research
  • Where: Longmont, CO

General Mills

  • Field: Food Products
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Minneapolis, MN
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Proctor & Gamble (P&G)

  • Field: Consumer Products
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Cincinnati, OH
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.
Materials

3M

  • Field: Materials
  • Where: Global; headquartered in St. Paul, MN
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

ALD NanoSolutions

  • Field: Nanotechnology
  • Where: Broomfield. CO

Applied Materials

  • Field: Materials and Semiconductors
  • Where: Worldwide; headquartered in Santa Clara, CA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Intel

 

  • Field: Semiconductors
  • Where: Global, but often Portland, OR for PhDs; headquartered in Santa Clara, CA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops (elongated internships), Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

 

IBM

  • Field: Computer Hardware, Software and Support
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Armonk, NY
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Kimberly-Clark

  • Field: Paper-Based Consumer Products
  • Where: Headquartered in Irving, TX
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Lexmark

  • Field: Toner Manufacturing, Polymer Research and Laser Printer Manufacturing
  • Where: Global, including manufacturing facility in Boulder, CO; headquartered in Lexington, KY
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Micron Technology

  • Field: Semiconductors
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Boise, ID
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Phiar

  • Field: Semiconductors
  • Where:  Online company
Oil & Gas

Chevron

  • Field: Oil & Gas (upstream, midstream and downstream)
  • Where: Global, but often Richmond, CA for BS graduates + internships; headquartered in San Ramon, CA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S.

ConocoPhillips

  • Field: Oil & Gas (upstream – exploration and production)
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Houston, TX
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

DCP Midstream

  • Field: Natural Gas
  • Where: Throughout US; headquartered in Denver, CO
  • Job Opportunities: Full Time B.S.

Encana

  • Field: Oil & Gas
  • Where: North America, including sites in CO; headquartered in Calgary, Canada
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S.

ExxonMobil

  • Field: Oil & Gas
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Irving, TX
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Halliburton

  • Field: Oil & Gas
  • Where: Global; dual headquarters in Houston, TX and Dubai, UAE
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Merrick & Company

  • Field: Engineering Design
  • Where: Global, including offices in Denver
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S.

Phillips 66

  • Field: Oil & Gas (midstream and downstream)
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Houston, TX
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

SABIC

  • Field: Chemicals, Fertilizers, Plastics, and Metals
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S.

Shell

  • Field: Oil & Gas
  • Where: Global, with recent B.S. grads going to Martinez, CA and Houston, TX; headquartered in the Netherlands
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Suncor

  • Field: Oil & Gas
  • Where: Mainly Canada, but with locations in Denver; headquartered in Calgary, Alberta
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Co-ops, Full Time B.S.
Other

Bain & Company

  • Field: Management Consulting
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Boston, MA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Boston Consulting Group

  • Field: Management Consulting
  • Where: Global; headquartered in Boston, MA
  • Job Opportunities: Internships, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

Department of Energy (DOE) SULI Program

  • Field: Energy
  • Where: Throughout US
  • Job Opportunities: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) are offered during summer, fall, and spring terms

Goldman Sachs

  • Field: Investment Banking, including Global Investment Research
  • Where: Global, with recent ChBE graduates going to Salt Lake City, UT; headquartered in New York, NY
  • Job Opportunities: Full Time B.S.

McKinsey & Company

  • Field: Management Consulting
  • Where: Global; headquartered in New York, NY
  • Job Opportunities: Summer internships for PhDs, Full Time B.S. and Ph.D.

NASA Internship (Co-op) Program

  • Field: Space
  • Where: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
  • Job Opportunities: Co-ops