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 researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding
Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding
September 7, 2018

Nine faculty from the University of Notre Dame have received awards for five projects from the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Discovery Fund. Each year, grants from the Discovery Fund are awarded to researchers who propose novel technologies and diagnostics that can improve human and environmental health.

Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters
Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters
July 26, 2018

According to a study recently published in Catalysts, a team of engineers at the University of Notre Dame is using Tiki torches as part of an effort to mimic the soot oxidation process in a diesel engine.

Will heart cells help solve our most complex problems?
Will heart cells help solve our most complex problems?
August 21, 2018

As part of a new study, researchers at the University of Notre Dame aim to create a more optimal computer network for solving complex problems — using heart cells.

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Casey O'Brien

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The O'Brien group is primarily focused on reducing the environmental impact of the chemical industry by developing catalytic materials that promote desirable reaction pathways and block reaction pathways that lead to environmentally harmful byproducts. Our general approach to developing ...
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Casey O'Brien

The O'Brien group is primarily focused on reducing the environmental impact of the chemical industry by developing catalytic materials ...
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Caitlyn Cavanagh

Caitlyn Cavanagh

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Treasurer   Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Member  Women's Club Lacrosse Team, Captain  Admissions Tour Guide
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Caitlyn Cavanagh

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Treasurer   Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Member  Women's Club Lacrosse ...
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Chaojun Shi

Chaojun Shi

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Phone: 574-631-5580

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College of Engineering Graduate Student
Title of Dissertation: Development of Ionic Liquids for Li-Ion Battery Applications
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Chaojun Shi

Title of Dissertation: Development of Ionic Liquids for Li-Ion Battery Applications
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