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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Zartman named member of Michiana Forty under 40 Class of 2019
Zartman named member of Michiana Forty under 40 Class of 2019
April 23, 2019

Jeremiah J. Zartman, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a member of the Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2019 by the South Bend Regional Chamber.

Webber receives 2019 3M Non-tenured faculty award
Webber receives 2019 3M Non-tenured faculty award
April 22, 2019

Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of the 2019 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award.

REILLY LECTURE Sharon C. Glotzer
REILLY LECTURE Sharon C. Glotzer
April 11, 2019

Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan, will present her work in the 2019 Reilly Lecture Series. She will give two talks, April 16 and 17.

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David Leighton

David Leighton

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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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