Research in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is remarkable for its quality and innovation, as well as its depth and breadth. Our award-winning faculty comprises more than 40 scholars whose interests span both traditional and emerging areas of research. The school boasts a diverse set of research projects, with each professor leading a group of students investigating a variety of interdisciplinary topics.
Our faculty focus on four strategic areas — energy & sustainability, biotechnology, materials & nanotechnology, and complex systems — while incorporating elements of classical engineering principles into their work, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, kinetics and reaction engineering, separations, and transport phenomena. Not only is our research large in scope, it also has the potential to make a big impact on the world.
Current projects in the school address some of the largest global challenges of the 21st century, including developing new therapeutics for diseases, designing sustainable systems for improving the environment, and creating more efficient methods for producing new and better technologies.
Biotechnology research combines biological sciences, chemistry, and chemical engineering to solve practical problems in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and bio-based fuels. Research focuses on creating new materials that improve construction and performance of devices in numerous industries, including healthcare, electronics, and environmental management.
Complex Systems research aims to design efficient systems that are safe and adaptable with applications in a variety of research areas and industries, including supply chains, environmental systems, and manufacturing.
Energy & Sustainability research addresses the challenges in developing systems and products that meet the energy needs of society while considering environmental impact and economic feasibility.
Research focuses on creating new materials that improve construction and performance of devices in numerous industries, including healthcare, electronics, and environmental management.