Research Areas

Advanced Materials, Polymers & Nanotechnology
Design and synthesis of inorganic and polymeric materials at the molecular level to achieve desirable properties for a wide range of applications
Biotechnology
Applying chemical engineering principles for the development of biochemical processes and biomedical applications
Energy
The development of photovoltaics, catalysts for fuels from sunlight, and electrical energy generation and storage systems engineering for energy efficiency
Environmental Engineering
Programs to understand the fundamental science and engineering of air and water pollution, and to develop data for informed policy decisions. Process development for CO2 capture and sequestration
Modeling & Simulation
The development and application of multiscale models and high performance computational simulations spanning atomic to continuum time and length scales
Process Engineering
Design, modeling, optimization, and control of petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and microelectronic processes