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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Awards Presented at 4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop
Awards Presented at 4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop
May 17, 2017

Earlier this month the Notre DameIntegrated Imaging Facility held its 4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop, during which they presented annual awards.

Notre Dame Researchers Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Awards
Notre Dame Researchers Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Awards
May 17, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized ten University of Notre Dame faculty members — including four from the College of Engineering — for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.

2017 Steiner Awards: Honoring Undergraduate Excellence
2017 Steiner Awards: Honoring Undergraduate Excellence
May 16, 2017

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Reverend Thomas A. Steiner Award. They, like the namesake of the award, will no doubt have a great impact on their individual fields and the lives of those with whom they come in contact.

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Joan Brennecke

Joan Brennecke

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Phone: 574-631-5847
Office: 180 Fitzpatrick Hall

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College of Engineering Emerita Professor
Joan Brennecke's interests are in the development of environmentally benign solvents and processes. Of particular interest is the use of ionic liquids and carbon dioxide for extractions, separations, and reactions. Ionic liquids are organic salts that in their pure state are liquids at ambient ...
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Joan Brennecke

Joan Brennecke's interests are in the development of environmentally benign solvents and processes. Of particular interest is the use of ...
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Mark Summe

Mark Summe

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Phone: 574-631-4382

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Ph.D candidate Ahdvisor: Dr. William Phillip
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Mark Summe

Ph.D candidate Ahdvisor: Dr. William Phillip
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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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