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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Faculty Awards Honor Undergraduate Teaching and Advising
Faculty Awards Honor Undergraduate Teaching and Advising
May 9, 2018

Three engineering faculty are among the 20 faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Two of the three honored honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising are also engineering faculty.

Engineering Takes Top Three Spots in 2018 Notre Dame Shaheen 3MT® Competition
Engineering Takes Top Three Spots in 2018 Notre Dame Shaheen 3MT® Competition
April 26, 2018

Mark Summe, chemical and biomolecular engineering (CBE), bested the eight other finalists for a top prize of $2,000. A second place prize of $1,500 went to Diya Li (CBE) and $1,000 to the People’s Choice winner, Xunzhao Yin, computer science and engineering.

2018 Shaheen 3MT® Engineering Finalists Named
2018 Shaheen 3MT® Engineering Finalists Named
April 17, 2018

Three 3MT® finalists were named out of nine competitors on Wednesday night, April 11, in DeBartolo Hall during the College of Engineering qualifying round. They will represent engineering during the finals in Jordan Auditorium on April 23 at 5 p.m.

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