A Plan for the Future One of the most highly ranked departments within the University, we are still making bold plans for the future that include new faculty hires to support the Notre Dame mission and build an even stronger more impactful program for our students and our local and global communities.
A Plan for the Future
Controlling Chemical Reactions Catalysts are the knobs that give engineers the ability to control chemical reactions, specifically the reations that transform raw materials into useful products. Advances in computer power, theory, and algorithms allow chemical engineers to apply quantum mechanical models to catalysts for more robust, durable, and cost effective solutions.
Controlling Chemical Reactions
Water: The Very Life of the Party From water purification to pharmaceuticals and energy generation, faculty and students in the W.A.T.E.R. lab are tailoring polymeric membranes for specific applications.
Water: The Very Life of the Party
Fine Tuning Biomass to Power Vehicles and More Having a sustainable source of fuel is essential to industry, transportation, and more. It also impacts national security. Led by Assistant Professor Jason Hicks, researchers at Notre Dame are concentrating on non-food related biomass to fine tune this renewable energy resource.
Fine Tuning Biomass to Power Vehicles and More
Microplex-Lab-on-a-Chip Faculty and students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are taking diagnoses to a higher dimension, providing three-dimensional views of the distribution of cells and proteins for physicians.
Microplex-Lab-on-a-Chip
New Perspectives Produce Novel Results Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are employing a unique tool — the development of molecular cavities — to create gas separation membranes capable of discriminating between gas molecules by their size. In short, they can tune the cavities to specific gas molecules, providing both high permeability and high selectivity.
New Perspectives Produce Novel Results

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Teaching and research efforts within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering encompass biological systems, chemical systems, computation and theory, energy and the environment, materials, and microscale devices.

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Novel Platform Uses Nanoparticles to Detect Peanut Allergies
Novel Platform Uses Nanoparticles to Detect Peanut Allergies
June 27, 2017

Researchers in Notre Dame's Department of Chemical Engineering have developed a novel platform to more accurately detect and identify the presence and severity of peanut allergies, without directly exposing patients to the allergen.

Notre Dame Researchers Are Improving the Speed and Practicality of Detecting Disease
Notre Dame Researchers Are Improving the Speed and Practicality of Detecting Disease
June 15, 2017

To improve the speed and practicality of common diagnostic tests, Notre Dame researchers have been working to develop an improved test method and have recently published a study on a new method that uses gold nanoparticles, requires little to no expertise, and provides results in minutes.

Notre Dame Researchers are Improving the Speed and Practicality of Detecting Disease
Notre Dame Researchers are Improving the Speed and Practicality of Detecting Disease
June 12, 2017

Published: June 12, 2017, Author: Brandi Klingerman To detect an illness in the body, common diagnostic tests like the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) are used. Unfortunately, ELISA takes hours to process and requires expert analysis, limiting its benefits for developing countries and those who require immediate results. In order to combat these challenges, Notre Dame researchers have been working to develop an improved test and have recently published a study on a new diagnostic method that uses gold nanoparticles, requires little to no expertise, and provides results in minutes.

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Benjamin Meekins

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Advisor: Dr. Prashant Kamat Title of Dissertation: Photocatalyst./Co-Catalyst Systems and Their Roles in Enhancing Water Oxidation
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Benjamin Meekins

Advisor: Dr. Prashant Kamat Title of Dissertation: Photocatalyst./Co-Catalyst Systems and Their Roles in Enhancing Water Oxidation
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