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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New Engineering Research Center to Focus on Challenges of Upgrading Shale Gas
New Engineering Research Center to Focus on Challenges of Upgrading Shale Gas
September 12, 2017

Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame will contribute their expertise in materials development and modeling to a new research center that will focus on new methods of converting shale gas reserves into chemicals and transportation fuel.

Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant
Maginn Named to 2017 All-Faculty Team
Maginn Named to 2017 All-Faculty Team
September 5, 2017

Congratulations to Edward J. Maginn, the Dorini Family Professor of Energy Studies and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as he was named to the 2017 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team.

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Hsueh-Chia Chang

Hsueh-Chia Chang

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Phone: 574-631-5697
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~changlab/
Office: 118B Cushing Hall
Curriculum Vitae
We explore and apply electrokinetic phenomena to develop new diagnostic and micro/nanofluidic devices that are portable, sensitive and fast. We are particularly interested in designing new molecular sensing and analysis technologies based on AC and non-equilibrium electrokinetics at the surface of ...
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Hsueh-Chia Chang

We explore and apply electrokinetic phenomena to develop new diagnostic and micro/nanofluidic devices that are portable, sensitive and ...
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Bryson McKay Rytting

Bryson McKay Rytting

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Phone: 574-631-5580

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Ph.D Candidate Advisor: Dr. Peter Kilpatrick
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Bryson McKay Rytting

Ph.D Candidate Advisor: Dr. Peter Kilpatrick
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Samuel Seo

Samuel Seo

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Phone: 574-631-7709
Office: 310 Sinson-Remick Hall

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Ionic Liquids for Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Title of Dissertation: Chemically Tunable Ionic Liquids with Aprotic Heterocyclic Anions for CO2 Separation
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Samuel Seo

Ionic Liquids for Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Title of Dissertation: Chemically Tunable Ionic Liquids with Aprotic ...
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