Building a better sensor

Prof. Nosang Vincent Myung manipulates the size and shape of nanoengineered materials to tune the sensitivity and selectivity of his electronic nose prototype to mimic the capabilities of the human nose.

Electronic nose prototype
CBE Graduate Student Zeinab Ramshani

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Low-cost, portable device could diagnose heart attacks in minutes

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and the University of Florida’s College of …

Electronic nose sensor

A nose by any other name is a gas sensor

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. But how does one measure that smell? …

Ma, Sundaresh, Zhang

CBE welcomes three research faculty

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce three appointments to the …

Sihan Yu and Matthew Webber

Engineers develop novel method for regulating blood sugar in children with diabetes

For children with Type 1 diabetes, the risk of experiencing a severe hypoglycemic episode is especially common — and …

Jennifer Schaefer

Driving change by using new materials in rechargeable batteries

Electric vehicles have been on the roads since 1999. Since that time, nearly 5.4 million hybrid and plug-in models …

Ruilan Guo

Ruilan Guo to join Polymer editorial board

Ruilan Guo, the Frank M. Freimann Associate Professor of Engineering, will join the editorial board of Polymer, an …

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CBE Undergrad in Schleckser Family Unit Operations Laboratory

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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.