The promise of one-dose insulin treatment for type 1 diabetes

Thanks to the glucose-responsive hydrogel engineered by Prof. Matthew J. Webber, type 1 diabetes may soon be managed with a single daily injection—and fewer long-term side effects.

Prof. Matthew Webber and graduate student in his lab
CBE Graduate Student Zeinab Ramshani

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a force for innovation in health, energy and sustainability.

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Bioengineering and Diagnostics
Soft Matter and Nanomaterials
Molecular Simulation and Data Science


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Gary Bernstein and Hsueh-Chia Chang

Engineers Bernstein and Chang elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Gary H. Bernstein, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer …

Six CBE students receive Slatt Fellowships for energy research

Six students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering — Neila Gross, Brian Kang, Collin Kemper, …

Researcher in Webber Lab setting up a sample

Homing in on a new drug delivery method

One of the greatest challenges in treating disease is developing better ways to direct drugs only to those sites where …

Jennifer Schaefer

Schaefer named one of 35 Under 35 by AIChE

Jennifer L. Schaefer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received the 35 Under 35 award …

Downspout on the side of Cushing Hall of Engineering

Promotions and new faculty in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce faculty promotions and new hires for …

Erick Mendez

The distance between Puerto Rico and ND doesn’t stop learning or research

The decision to conduct research over the summer for many undergraduate students presented new challenges and …

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Career Panel for ND Graduate Students

Yolanda Bonita ’19 Ph.D., Hangyao Wang ’09 Ph.D., Nicholas McNamara ’16 Ph.D., and Jason Bray ’13 Ph.D.
12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m., March 9, 2021

ND CBE Graduate Student Presentations

Chao Tang, Jiacheng Liu, and Garrett Tow
12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m., March 23, 2021

ND CBE Graduate Student Presentations

Jessica Muhlenkamp and Elvis Eugene
12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m., March 30, 2021

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CBE undergrads in Schleckser Family Unit Operations Laboratory

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Our research facilities are part of a vibrant and growing Notre Dame research infrastructure. Research and innovation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering take place in dozens of labs and core facilities, including those with Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering, Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineeering, Nieuwland Hall of Science, and the Multidisciplinary Research Building.

CBE Undergrad in Schleckser Family Unit Operations Laboratory

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You’ll gain a solid foundation in chemical engineering principles, integrated with modern data science and computational tools and have the flexibility to tailor your education to your interests and academic goals in areas that range from energy to bioengineering.

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Spotlight on Research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Fighting to Cure Food Allergies

Food allergies in children are on the rise — and there is no medicine to cure them. Prof. Basar Bilgicer and his team are engineering molecules to create an inhibitor — given as a monthly shot or pill — to prevent an allergic reaction from starting at all.