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Chemical Engineering

Research

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Research in the department addresses sustainable energy production, storage and transmission; the environment; homeland security; health; catalysis; semiconductors; separations; nanoparticles; and process synthesis. Studies are both fundamental-- generating new knowledge, and applied -- developing new processes and technologies. Research areas include:

The Role of Ionic Liquids in the Synthesis of Nanoporous Materials

Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Production

Crystal growth and epitaxy of boron compound semiconductors

Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications

Environmental Applications of Chemical Engineering

Atomistic Modeling for Catalyst Development and Novel Material Discovery

Synthetic Materials and Biofunctional Interfaces for Biosensing and Cell Screening Applications

Novel Materials that Enhance the Effectiveness of Ultraviolet Disinfection

Polymeric Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery Applications