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Ph.D. student Jialing Xu with filter sample

Removing heavy metals from water with innovative 3D-printed filters

Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have developed a highly effective filter for removing lead and other toxic heavy metals from water. The new filter is sensitive enough to identify and capture one metal ion, even when mixed with a million other molecules, according to William …

Casey O’Brien receives NSF CAREER Award for chemical technology to reduce greenhouse gases

Casey O’Brien, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. CAREER awards are among the highest honors awarded to young faculty. O’Brien’s CAREER research project focuses on …

Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer Schaefer awarded Notre Dame’s Burns Award for outstanding mentorship of doctoral students

Jennifer Schaefer, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is a recipient of the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award — an award given to Notre Dame faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding mentorship of doctoral students.   This year the Burns …

Group photo of the 2022 GCSP seniors

Grand Challenges Scholars take on real-world problems in energy, health, and sustainability

Five students in the College of Engineering have completed the Notre Dame Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) — a program inspired by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to find innovative solutions for society's greatest …

Goodrich with students in CBE lab

Victoria Goodrich named 2022 Outstanding Teacher in Notre Dame Engineering

Victoria Goodrich, associate teaching professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is the recipient of the Notre Dame College of Engineering's 2022 Outstanding Teacher Award. The annual award honors an engineering faculty member, selected by engineering undergraduates, for excellence in …

Yamil Colón

Yamil Colón receives NSF CAREER Award to advance understanding of gas adsorption in porous materials

Yamil Colón, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received the National Science …

Pinar Zorlutuna with a graduate student in lab

Low-cost, portable device could diagnose heart attacks in minutes

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and the University of Florida’s College of …

Electronic nose sensor

A nose by any other name is a gas sensor

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. But how does one measure that smell? …

Ma, Sundaresh, Zhang

CBE welcomes three research faculty

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce three appointments to the …

Sihan Yu and Matthew Webber

Engineers develop novel method for regulating blood sugar in children with diabetes

For children with Type 1 diabetes, the risk of experiencing a severe hypoglycemic episode is especially common — and …