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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Sima Asadi

Welcome! Sima Asadi joins the faculty in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to …

Yichun Wang

Yichun Wang receives NSF CAREER award to engineer nanomaterials for drug delivery

Yichun Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has …

Cushing Hall of Engineering relief

Cheers to Recipients of the College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards (Fall 2023)

The Notre Dame College of Engineering is pleased to announce the Fall 2023 recipients of the Staff Excellence Awards, …

Edward Maginn

Notre Dame’s Edward Maginn named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Edward Maginn, Keough-Hesburgh Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Vice …

Notre Dame Chem-E-Car team in front of AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition sign

Notre Dame’s Chem-E-Car team competes at AIChE student conference

The University of Notre Dame’s small-scale, chemically powered vehicle, the “Irish Good-bye,” was part of the …

6 Notre Dame Faculty who were recently awarded NIH MIRAs.

Notre Dame engineering faculty win NIH MIRA awards to support biomedical research

In less than a year, three faculty in the College of Engineering were awarded the Maximizing Investigators’ Research …

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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 Anna Kleunder 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 student Diya Li

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.

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

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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