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

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Liao Chen, Aubrey Jeffries, and Deanna Poirier

Three CBE graduate students receive Outstanding Teaching Awards

Liao Chen, Aubrey Jeffries, and Deanna Poirier have received 2021 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards from …

Paul Bohn

Paul Bohn receives the 2022 Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry

Paul Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and …

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Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: 2021 Steiner Award Recipients

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Reverend Thomas A. Steiner, C.S.C., …

Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer Schaefer honored with 2021 Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering Impact Award

Jennifer Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of …

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, …

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Nanoengineering Gone Viral: Plant Virus-based Therapeutics

Nicole F. Steinmetz, University of California-San Diego
12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m., May 18, 2021

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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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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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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.