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

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6 Notre Dame Faculty who were recently awarded NIH MIRAs.

Notre Dame engineering faculty win NIH MIRA awards to support biomedical research

In less than a year, three faculty in the College of Engineering were awarded the Maximizing Investigators’ Research …

Yichun Wang

Yichun Wang receives Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from NIH for novel drug-delivery platform

Yichun Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has …

Paul Bohn

Paul Bohn honored as a fellow of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has selected Paul Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and …

Ten students learn how to load and run a sample in the differential scanning calorimeter (DSC).

SMASH Engineering: Student researchers take on soft materials in NSF REU at Notre Dame

Sustainable energy, clean water, affordable healthcare solutions — these were some of the issues that …

Notre Dame engineering profs invent trap for capturing and comparing individual bacterial cells

All hospitals battle an invisible threat: Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is a type of bacteria that affects thousands of …

In Memoriam

Jeffrey Kantor, former vice president, associate provost and dean

Jeffrey Kantor, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, former associate provost, vice president for …

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Memorial Mass for Jeffrey Kantor

3:15 p.m., December 1, 2023

Interfacial studies of lithium metal with a composite polymer electrolyte

Dr. Lamartine Meda, Xavier University
11:00 a.m., December 5, 2023

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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.

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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.

Fighting to Control Diabetes