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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NDnano opens application process for summer 2017 undergraduate research opportunities
NDnano opens application process for summer 2017 undergraduate research opportunities
January 18, 2017

NDnano is now accepting applications for the Center's summer 2017 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) program. Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from any university in the U.S. or abroad are welcome to apply to the nearly 30 projects offered by science and engineering faculty affiliated with the Center.

New Method Improves Stability, Extends Shelf Life of Protein Drugs
New Method Improves Stability, Extends Shelf Life of Protein Drugs
December 5, 2016

A new study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and led by Assistant Professor Matthew Webber reveals a new way to improve the stability of common protein drugs and extend shelf life.

ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance Its Global Research Initiatives
ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance Its Global Research Initiatives
November 9, 2016

Subhash L. Shinde has been named associate director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame. He will lead ND Energy’s initiatives to advance global research development and corporate programs effective November 14, 2016.

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Jason Hicks

Jason Hicks

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Phone: 574-631-3661
Website: http://www3.nd.edu/~jhicks3/Home.html
Office: 174 Fitzpatrick Hall

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College of Engineering Associate Professor
Our research group is primarily focused in the area of heterogeneous catalysis.  We apply concepts from materials science, inorganic chemistry, and chemical reaction engineering to design new catalytic materials for energy applications.  We focus primarily on the synthesis and optimization of new ...
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Jason Hicks

Our research group is primarily focused in the area of heterogeneous catalysis.  We apply concepts from materials science, inorganic ...
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Ya-Cheng Lin

Ya-Cheng Lin

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Phone: 574-631-9464
Office: B21, Fitzpatrick

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Advisors: Dr. Paul McGinn & Dr. Alex Mukasyan Title of Dissertation: Combustion Joining of Dissimilar and Refractory Materials My research interests are primarily related to solid-state high temperature combustion reactions in heterogeneous systems.  Research projects include ...
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Ya-Cheng Lin

Advisors: Dr. Paul McGinn & Dr. Alex Mukasyan Title of Dissertation: Combustion Joining of Dissimilar and Refractory Materials ...
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