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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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.

Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants
Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants
October 3, 2017

Three Notre Dame faculty — Jason Hicks, David Go and Thomas Juliano — received Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $396K.

New Engineering Research Center to Focus on Challenges of Upgrading Shale Gas
New Engineering Research Center to Focus on Challenges of Upgrading Shale Gas
September 12, 2017

Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame will contribute their expertise in materials development and modeling to a new research center that will focus on new methods of converting shale gas reserves into chemicals and transportation fuel.

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Satyajyoti Senapati

Satyajyoti Senapati

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Phone: 574-631-2304
Office: 321 Stinson Remick

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College of Engineering Research Assistant Professor
We explore and apply non-equilibrium electrokinetic, electrochemical and plasmonic phenomena to develop a low-cost and portable biosensing platform for the detection of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA/microRNA) as well as antibody-antigen biomarkers. We design a range of sensing platform by using simple ...
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Satyajyoti Senapati

College of Engineering Research Assistant Professor
We explore and apply non-equilibrium electrokinetic, electrochemical and plasmonic phenomena to develop a low-cost and portable biosensing ...
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Gregory Kline

Gregory Kline

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Phone: 574-681-2469

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Ph.D Candidate Advisor: Dr. Ruilan Guo
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Gregory Kline

Ph.D Candidate Advisor: Dr. Ruilan Guo
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Sean Branagan

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College of Engineering Research Associate
Advisor: Dr. Paul Bohn Title of Dissertation: Dual Mode Au Nanocapillary Array Membranes: Plasmonic Sensor and Nanofludic Flow Controller Micro-total analysis systems have the potential to become ubiquitous in everyday life, greatly accelerating our access to chemical information in much ...
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Sean Branagan

Advisor: Dr. Paul Bohn Title of Dissertation: Dual Mode Au Nanocapillary Array Membranes: Plasmonic Sensor and Nanofludic Flow ...
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