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

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a force for innovation in health, energy and sustainability.

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Three engineering faculty win University awards in 2024

Three Notre Dame engineering professors have been honored with University awards for excellence in research, teaching …

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Celebrating undergraduate excellence: 2024 awards from the Notre Dame College of Engineering

Notre Dame Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual college-wide awards to undergraduate …

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Fruit fly model identifies key regulators behind organ development

A new computational model simulating fruit fly wing development has enabled researchers to identify previously hidden …

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Notre Dame engineers awarded 2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Four Notre Dame Engineering students and recent graduates have been awarded 2024 National Science Foundation (NSF) …

Matthew Webber

Matthew Webber receives 2024 ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award

Matthew Webber, Keating-Crawford Collegiate Professor of Engineering and associate professor of chemical and …

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8 Engineering faculty win NSF CAREER awards in 2023-24

Between 2023-24, eight Notre Dame faculty in the College of Engineering received National Science Foundation (NSF) …

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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 Anna Kleunder 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 student Diya Li

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.

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Our research leverages deep fundamental insights to develop solutions to problems facing humanity in health, energy, and sustainability.

Spotlight on Research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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