A Plan for the Future One of the most highly ranked departments within the University, we are still making bold plans for the future that include new faculty hires to support the Notre Dame mission and build an even stronger more impactful program for our students and our local and global communities.
A Plan for the Future
Controlling Chemical Reactions Catalysts are the knobs that give engineers the ability to control chemical reactions, specifically the reations that transform raw materials into useful products. Advances in computer power, theory, and algorithms allow chemical engineers to apply quantum mechanical models to catalysts for more robust, durable, and cost effective solutions.
Controlling Chemical Reactions
Water: The Very Life of the Party From water purification to pharmaceuticals and energy generation, faculty and students in the W.A.T.E.R. lab are tailoring polymeric membranes for specific applications.
Water: The Very Life of the Party
Fine Tuning Biomass to Power Vehicles and More Having a sustainable source of fuel is essential to industry, transportation, and more. It also impacts national security. Led by Assistant Professor Jason Hicks, researchers at Notre Dame are concentrating on non-food related biomass to fine tune this renewable energy resource.
Fine Tuning Biomass to Power Vehicles and More
Microplex-Lab-on-a-Chip Faculty and students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are taking diagnoses to a higher dimension, providing three-dimensional views of the distribution of cells and proteins for physicians.
Microplex-Lab-on-a-Chip
New Perspectives Produce Novel Results Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are employing a unique tool — the development of molecular cavities — to create gas separation membranes capable of discriminating between gas molecules by their size. In short, they can tune the cavities to specific gas molecules, providing both high permeability and high selectivity.
New Perspectives Produce Novel Results

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Teaching and research efforts within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering encompass biological systems, chemical systems, computation and theory, energy and the environment, materials, and microscale devices.

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Notre Dame Faculty Named among the Top One Percent of Highly Cited Researchers
Notre Dame Faculty Named among the Top One Percent of Highly Cited Researchers
December 18, 2017

Two University of Notre Dame researchers – Martin Haenggi and Prashant V. Kamat – have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list.

Notre Dame’s Inaugural Gold Mass to be Celebrated Nov. 15
Notre Dame’s Inaugural Gold Mass to be Celebrated Nov. 15
October 26, 2017

The inaugural Gold Mass for scientists and engineers will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 15) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.

CBE Researcher named to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry 2017 Class of Influential Researchers
CBE Researcher named to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry 2017 Class of Influential Researchers
October 5, 2017

Assistant Professor Ruilan Guo was named to the list of Influential Researchers by the editors of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

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David Leighton

David Leighton

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Phone: 574-631-6698
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~dtl/
Office: 179 Fitzpatrick Hall
Professor Leighton's research interests are in the areas of fluid mechanics and separation processes. Of particular interest is the way in which mathematics may be applied to improve our understanding of physical processes that occur in these areas. Current research projects include the study ...
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David Leighton

Professor Leighton's research interests are in the areas of fluid mechanics and separation processes. Of particular interest is the way ...
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Bo Hong

Bo Hong

VIEW FULL PROFILE Email: Bo.Hong.24@nd.edu
Phone: 917-618-3107
Office: Stinson-Remick Hall 311

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Process design and optimization for ionic liquid-based carbon capture technologies.
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Bo Hong

Process design and optimization for ionic liquid-based carbon capture technologies.
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