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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In Memoriam: Catherine F. Pieronek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program
In Memoriam: Catherine F. Pieronek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program
April 10, 2015

The College of Engineering is saddened to share the news of the death of Catherine Pieronek, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Women’s Engineering Program.

Notre Dame Collaborations Receive Seed Grants for High-Impact Research
Notre Dame Collaborations Receive Seed Grants for High-Impact Research
September 3, 2014

The Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce that it has awarded seed funding to five new research projects across three interdisciplinary themes: precision medicine, environmental health, and mobile diagnostics. In each case, the funds will be used to gather preliminary data and validation of innovative ideas proposed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators to solve difficult real-world problems.

Notre Dame and Major New York Medical Group Collaborate on Biomedical Research
Notre Dame and Major New York Medical Group Collaborate on Biomedical Research
September 8, 2014

The University of Notre Dame and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have announced a plan to collaborate on biomedical research projects, student training, joint conferences and other forms of academic exchange.

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Y. Elaine Zhu

Y. Elaine  Zhu

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Phone: 574-631-2667
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~yzhu3/home.html
Office: 123A Cushing Hall

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College of Engineering Associate Professor
The overall objective of Professor Zhu’s research is to understand, control and exploit the interfacial behaviors of soft materials, including colloids, polymer/biomacromolecules and etc., by using a set of novel experimental tools. The research primarily focuses on packing configuration, phase ...
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Y. Elaine  Zhu

The overall objective of Professor Zhu’s research is to understand, control and exploit the interfacial behaviors of soft materials, ...
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Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia

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Phone: 574-631-8366
Office: Fitzpatrick B-2

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Running, playing tennis and eating.  Title of Dissertation: Valuation of Chemical Operations Under Uncertainty
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Fernando Garcia

Running, playing tennis and eating.  Title of Dissertation: Valuation of Chemical Operations Under Uncertainty
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Andrew Paluch

Andrew Paluch

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Phone: 574-631-3955
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~ed/
Office: 150 Fitzpatrick Hall

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Advisor: Dr. Edward Maginn Title of Dissertation: Efficiently Modeling the Solution Phase Behavior of Soluble Solid Solutes Via Molecular Simulation and Solution Theory
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Andrew Paluch

Advisor: Dr. Edward Maginn Title of Dissertation: Efficiently Modeling the Solution Phase Behavior of Soluble Solid Solutes Via ...
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