Fighting for renewable energy

Prof. Yamil Colón leads a team from Notre Dame that works with local organizations to make some homes in Puerto Rico more resilient to power outages in the aftermath of hurricanes.

Prof. Yamil Colón leading a team of Notre Dame students in Puerto Rico
CBE Graduate Student Zeinab Ramshani

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Alexander Dowling

Alexander Dowling awarded IChemE’s Junior Sargent Medal for pushing boundaries in chemical engineering, applied math, and computational science

Alexander Dowling, assistant professor, chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been awarded the Junior Sargent …

New nanomaterial sets magnetic trap for disease biomarkers

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have devised a low-cost filter …

Researchers successfully prevent peanut allergic reactions in mice, blocking onset in its tracks

An allergen-specific inhibitor devised by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University …

Gabriel Burks

Welcome! Gabriel Burks joins the faculty

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to introduce Gabriel Burks, who joins the faculty …

Nosang Myung

Nosang Myung elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Nosang Myung, the Bernard Keating-Crawford Professor of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected …

Illustration of the Machine Learning-Assisted Ultrafast Flash Sintering of High-Performance and Flexible Silver-Selenide Thermoelectric Devices

Flash! A superfast new method to manufacture high-performance thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting and cooling

Yanliang Zhang, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and …

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Tuning Heterogeneous Catalyst Surfaces for Chemical Conversions

Dr. Yomaira Pagán-Torres, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
11:00 a.m., March 23, 2023

Role of Microenvironment on Mediating Diseases, DNA Repair and Lipid Alterations

Christina Chan, Michigan State University
11:00 a.m., April 4, 2023

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CBE undergrads in Schleckser Family Unit Operations Laboratory

Facilities and Resources

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

Undergraduate Program

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.

Graduate Programs

You’ll have opportunities to conduct high-impact, meaningful research, with mentoring and training focused on developing you as an independent scholar and building your network within the engineering community.


Our research leverages deep fundamental insights to develop solutions to problems facing humanity in health, energy, and sustainability.

Spotlight on Research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Fighting to Control Diabetes

Prof. Matthew Webber is developing new technology that would sense a drop in blood sugar and automatically administer life-saving medication as needed.

Fighting to Control Diabetes