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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Kamat honored for contributions to renewable energy research
Kamat honored for contributions to renewable energy research
July 10, 2018

Prashant V. Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and concurrent professr in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been honored for his contributions to the field of photoelectrochemistry and renewable energy research in a special issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, published by the American Chemical Society.

Nineteen Students Receive Energy Studies Minor Certificates
Nineteen Students Receive Energy Studies Minor Certificates
May 31, 2018

On Friday, May 18, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame presented certificates to 19 students who completed the Energy Studies minor during the 2017-18 academic year.

Paolucci to Receive Shaheen Graduate School Award
Paolucci to Receive Shaheen Graduate School Award
May 8, 2017

Each year top graduating doctoral students in engineering, the humanities, social sciences, and science are honored during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony. This year, Christopher Paolucci chemical and biomolecular engineering, will be honored as one of the Shaheen Award recipients at the May 20 ceremony.

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