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

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

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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 …

David Webster

Congratulations to CBE Senior David Webster!

Senior David Webster has been selected for North Carolina State’s “Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering” …

Ph.D. student Jialing Xu with filter sample

Removing heavy metals from water with innovative 3D-printed filters

Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have developed a highly effective filter for removing lead and …

Casey O’Brien receives NSF CAREER Award for chemical technology to reduce greenhouse gases

Casey O’Brien, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has …

Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer Schaefer awarded Notre Dame’s Burns Award for outstanding mentorship of doctoral students

Jennifer Schaefer, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is a recipient of the James A. Burns, …

Group photo of the 2022 GCSP seniors

Grand Challenges Scholars take on real-world problems in energy, health, and sustainability

Five students in the College of Engineering have completed the Notre Dame Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) — …

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Dynamic Associations Facilitate Macromolecular Engineering of Formulations

Carina Martinez, University of Chicago
11:00 a.m., December 13, 2022

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Program Virtual Information Session

Prof. Ruilan Guo, Director of Graduate Admissions
12:00 p.m., December 14, 2022

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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