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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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.

Global Engineering Deans Council Taps Notre Dame’s Kilpatrick 
for Two-year Leadership Term
Global Engineering Deans Council Taps Notre Dame’s Kilpatrick 
for Two-year Leadership Term
September 15, 2014

Peter Kilpatrick, the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected as chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC).

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Jonathan Whitmer

Jonathan Whitmer

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Phone: 574-631-1417
Office: 122 Cushing

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College of Engineering Assistant Professor
Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Polyelectrolytes: Much in our world exists out of equilibrium. Weather patterns develop and disperse; cells grow and multiply; combustion engines turn molecular bonds into usable energy. Manufacturing processes utilize shear, compression, extrusion and flow to ...
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Jonathan Whitmer

Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Polyelectrolytes: Much in our world exists out of equilibrium. Weather patterns develop and ...
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Hao Wu

Hao Wu

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Phone: 574-631-1426
Office: 150 Fitzpatrick Hall

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Advisor: Dr. Edward Maginn Title of Dissertation: Dynamics and Water Solubility of Ionic Liquids for CO2 Capture Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation
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Hao Wu

Advisor: Dr. Edward Maginn Title of Dissertation: Dynamics and Water Solubility of Ionic Liquids for CO2 Capture Using Molecular ...
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