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Message from the Director of Graduate Studies 

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame! The mission of our graduate program is to provide a world-class doctoral education in the fields of chemical, biological, and biomedical engineering. Graduate students in our department receive individualized attention, which prepares them for careers in academia, government, and industry. Our advanced-level coursework is highly flexible and tailored to each student based on student and advisor consultations.Phillip, William

Our department is comprised of more than 90 graduate students and 21 faculty members, and we provide opportunities for students to connect through weekly research seminars, an annual graduate student symposium, and graduate student events. Our highly acclaimed faculty have research programs in areas including renewable energy, cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, molecular simulations, reaction kinetics/catalysis, water purification, complex fluids, microfluidics, process synthesis and optimization, polymer synthesis and characterization, materials design, and ion transport/interfacial phenomena. These cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research areas provide many opportunities for intradepartmental collaboration and additional possibilities of being co-advised. 

I invite you to explore the web pages describing the research going on here in our department. Please contact us at if you have any questions about the program or the application process.

William Phillip, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Degree Requirements, Program Guide (PDF download)

Course information

Facilities and Centers

CBE Graduate Student Organization


2019-2020 Research Flyers (interactive PDF)

Bioengineering and Diagnostics

Energy and Sustainability

Polymers and Soft Materials

Molecular Simulation and Data Science