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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Phillip’s Article on Desalination of Seawater Passes 1,000 Citation Milestone
Phillip’s Article on Desalination of Seawater Passes 1,000 Citation Milestone
July 6, 2016

A paper written by William A. Phillip, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular at Notre Dame, and Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto Goizueta Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program at Yale University, not only addresses possible solutions to the global water shortage, the document does it well enough to have passed the 1,000 citation mark, a milestone in academic circles.

Crouch to Receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship
Crouch to Receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship
July 21, 2016

Garrison Crouch, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.

Taking Multiple Myeloma Down for the Count
Taking Multiple Myeloma Down for the Count
July 7, 2016

When battling cancer, everything is on the table. Radiation therapy. Surgery. Chemo. Advances in nanotechnology have enabled researchers, like Associate Professor Z. Basar Bilgicer, Research Assistant Professor Tanyel Kiziltepe, and their team in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, to encapsulate cancer-fighting/cancer-killing drugs into nanoparticles that can deliver therapeutic drugs directly to the site of a tumor, effectively avoiding healthy tissue and minimizing adverse reactions.

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William Phillip

William Phillip

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Phone: 574-631-2708
Website: http://www3.nd.edu/~waterlab/index.html
Office: 121B Cushing Hall

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College of Engineering Assistant Professor
Chemical separations are essential to the production of freshwater and the generation of fuels. Traditionally energy-intensive thermal processes have been used to effect these separations. Membrane separations, an alternative to thermally-driven separations, are gaining increased attention because ...
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William Phillip

Chemical separations are essential to the production of freshwater and the generation of fuels. Traditionally energy-intensive thermal ...
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Jeffrey Christians

Jeffrey Christians

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Phone: 574-631-5581
Office: Radiation Lab Rm. 211

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Jeff is a fourth year doctoral student in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Notre Dame. He is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan where he received his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Calvin College in 2010 and performed research on using individual CdSe ...
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Jeffrey Christians

Jeff is a fourth year doctoral student in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Notre Dame. He is originally from Grand ...
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