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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Thomson Reuters Names Five Notre Dame Faculty among the Top 1 Percent of Highly Cited Scholars
Thomson Reuters Names Five Notre Dame Faculty among the Top 1 Percent of Highly Cited Scholars
January 19, 2016

Four Notre Dame faculty members have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, the top 1 percent of the almost 9 million scholars and scientists, accounting for more than 2 million journal papers, who publish their academic findings every year.

Neil Ivory ('74) honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the AES Electrophoresis Society
Neil Ivory ('74) honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the AES Electrophoresis Society
December 3, 2015

Neil Ivory, the Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor at Washington State University, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AES Electrophoresis Society in the society’s annual meeting held in Salt Lake City November 9-12.

Adrienne Minerick (PhD '03) honored with the Distinguished Service Award of the AES Electrophoresis Society
Adrienne Minerick (PhD '03) honored with the Distinguished Service Award of the AES Electrophoresis Society
December 1, 2015

Adrienne Minerick, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at Michigan Tech, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the AES Electrophoresis Society in the society’s annual meeting held in Salt Lake City November 9-12.

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David Leighton

David Leighton

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Phone: 574-631-6698
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~dtl/
Office: 179 Fitzpatrick Hall
Professor Leighton's research interests are in the areas of fluid mechanics and separation processes. Of particular interest is the way in which mathematics may be applied to improve our understanding of physical processes that occur in these areas. Current research projects include the study ...
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David Leighton

Professor Leighton's research interests are in the areas of fluid mechanics and separation processes. Of particular interest is the way ...
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Thomas Gohndrone

Thomas Gohndrone

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Phone: 574-631-7709
Office: 310 Stinson Remick

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Title of Dissertation: Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism of the Absorption of CO2 in Amine Functionalized Ionic Liquids
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Thomas Gohndrone

Title of Dissertation: Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism of the Absorption of CO2 in Amine Functionalized Ionic Liquids
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