Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

This is an exciting time to be in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering — a discipline that translates all types of discoveries in chemistry and biology into engineering solutions for the world’s health, energy, and sustainability needs.

Notre Dame’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been a world leader in advancing research and educating engineers since its founding in 1908.

What makes Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering so special? Our outstanding research and teaching facilities are part of a vibrant and growing Notre Dame campus and research infrastructure.

Our faculty are recognized innovators and leaders in the field, producing discoveries from well-funded research programs. Our undergraduate and graduate alumni are technical and business leaders in industry and accomplished scholars in academia.

All of these reasons are important, and all are made possible by a culture that welcomes and supports all, that values and encourages excellence in everything we do, and that celebrates the successes of all.

What can you expect as an undergraduate joining our community?

  • Classes taught by faculty who care deeply about your learning, who apply the latest teaching innovations and technologies inside the classroom, and who are accessible outside the classroom.
  • A curriculum that marries a solid foundation in chemical engineering principles with modern data science and computational tools.
  • The flexibility to tailor your education to your interests and academic goals in areas that range from energy to bioengineering.
  • Advising, study abroad, research, and internship opportunities that lay the path for your career and education beyond Notre Dame.

What can you expect as a new graduate or post-doctoral scholar joining our community?

  • Opportunities to conduct impactful, excellent research in areas motivated by the most pressing problems in health, in energy, and in sustainability.
  • Mentoring and training focused on developing you as an independent scholar and communicator.
  • Opportunities to develop your networks and share your scholarship with the engineering community, so that you can take the next step in your professional career.

If you are interested in learning more about Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Notre Dame — who we are, what we do, and how you might join us or support us in our mission to innovate and educate — contact us at cbe@nd.edu or stop by our offices in Nieuwland Science Hall.

In Notre Dame,

William F. Schneider
Dorini Family Chair of Energy Studies and Department Chair