A Plan for the Future One of the most highly ranked departments within the University, we are still making bold plans for the future that include new faculty hires to support the Notre Dame mission and build an even stronger more impactful program for our students and our local and global communities.
A Plan for the Future
Controlling Chemical Reactions Catalysts are the knobs that give engineers the ability to control chemical reactions, specifically the reations that transform raw materials into useful products. Advances in computer power, theory, and algorithms allow chemical engineers to apply quantum mechanical models to catalysts for more robust, durable, and cost effective solutions.
Controlling Chemical Reactions
Water: The Very Life of the Party From water purification to pharmaceuticals and energy generation, faculty and students in the W.A.T.E.R. lab are tailoring polymeric membranes for specific applications.
Water: The Very Life of the Party
Fine Tuning Biomass to Power Vehicles and More Having a sustainable source of fuel is essential to industry, transportation, and more. It also impacts national security. Led by Assistant Professor Jason Hicks, researchers at Notre Dame are concentrating on non-food related biomass to fine tune this renewable energy resource.
Fine Tuning Biomass to Power Vehicles and More
Microplex-Lab-on-a-Chip Faculty and students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are taking diagnoses to a higher dimension, providing three-dimensional views of the distribution of cells and proteins for physicians.
Microplex-Lab-on-a-Chip
New Perspectives Produce Novel Results Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are employing a unique tool — the development of molecular cavities — to create gas separation membranes capable of discriminating between gas molecules by their size. In short, they can tune the cavities to specific gas molecules, providing both high permeability and high selectivity.
New Perspectives Produce Novel Results

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Teaching and research efforts within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering encompass biological systems, chemical systems, computation and theory, energy and the environment, materials, and microscale devices.

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Notre Dame's second annual Gold Mass set for Nov. 15
Notre Dame's second annual Gold Mass set for Nov. 15
November 7, 2018

The second annual Gold Mass for scientists and engineers will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 15 (Thursday) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. Rev. Terrence P. Ehrman, C.S.C., assistant director of the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing, will preside and preach.

Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding
Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding
September 7, 2018

Nine faculty from the University of Notre Dame have received awards for five projects from the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Discovery Fund. Each year, grants from the Discovery Fund are awarded to researchers who propose novel technologies and diagnostics that can improve human and environmental health.

Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters
Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters
July 26, 2018

According to a study recently published in Catalysts, a team of engineers at the University of Notre Dame is using Tiki torches as part of an effort to mimic the soot oxidation process in a diesel engine.

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William Phillip

William Phillip

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Phone: 574-631-2708
Website: http://www3.nd.edu/~waterlab/index.html
Office: 205F McCourtney Hall

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College of Engineering Associate Professor
Chemical separations are essential to the production of freshwater and the generation of fuels. Traditionally energy-intensive thermal processes have been used to effect these separations. Membrane separations, an alternative to thermally-driven separations, are gaining increased attention because ...
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William Phillip

Chemical separations are essential to the production of freshwater and the generation of fuels. Traditionally energy-intensive thermal ...
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