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Research Keyword: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Faculty: Bollas, George M.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. George Bollas is a process design expert and winner of the prestigious NSF CAREER and ACS PRF DNI Awards. He is the director of the Process Design Simulation and Optimization Laboratory (PDSOL), which performs research on system intensification and processes that address the growing energy crisis and the environmental impact of energy production. His […]
Categories | Keywords: biomass pyrolysis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, chemical-looping, control, energy processes, fault detection, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, fluid catalytic cracking, Institute of Materials Science, optimization, simulation

Faculty: Brown, Kevin
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Excerpt: Multimodal Data Fusion: Combining multiple data sets with complementary spatial and temporal resolution in order to obtain an integrated view of a process of interest is a difficult problem that arises in many disparate contexts. Two examples are (i) combining satellite measurements with ground-based sensors in earth science, and (ii) fusing simultaneous electroencephalographic and functional […]
Categories | Keywords: Bayesian and nonparametric statistics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, complex systems, inverse problems, mathematical modeling, networks, systems biology

Faculty: Burke, Kelly A.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Burke’s research involves natural and synthetic polymers, liquid crystalline materials, stimuli-responsive networks, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and protein-based composites. Her main research interests fall into the following areas: (1) Development of novel liquid crystalline polymers and networks with programmable shape changing behaviors using robust synthetic chemistries; (2) Modification of biomaterial interfaces to manipulate stem […]
Categories | Keywords: biomaterials, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, liquid crystals, natural and synthetic polymers, polymers, protein composites, stimuli-responsive, tissue engineering

Faculty: Burkey, Daniel
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Burkey’s areas of research fall into two main areas, one educationally focused, the other technically focused. On the education side, Dr. Burkey is interested in improving student engagement and knowledge retention through the use of game-based mechanics or gamification in engineering education. On the technical side, he is interested in using chemical vapor deposition, […]
Categories | Keywords: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, engineering education, first-year engineering programs, functional materials, gamification and games in engineering education, initiated chemical vapor deposition, photopolymerization, surface modification, thin film polymeric materials

Faculty: Cho, Yongku
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: One of the grand challenges that we face is to understand the mechanisms behind brain function and to identify the root causes of its disorders. The starting point in tackling these challenges is to map out the connections between neural cells, and identify critical factors that cause changes in these connections. To this end, Dr. […]
Categories | Keywords: antibody engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, light-activated proteins, neuroimaging, protein engineering

Faculty: Cooper, Douglas J.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Cooper develops methods and procedures used by practitioners around the world for process control system analysis, tuning and training. Current research efforts in our lab seek to extend these methods to such important areas as: whole-plant modeling, simulation and control; automated controller design and tuning; controller performance monitoring; multivariable process identification and control.
Categories | Keywords: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, control, controller design, controller tuning, creativity, entrepreneurship, life-long learning, process control, process modeling

Faculty: Laurencin, Cato T.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Laurencin is a designated University Professor at UCONN. He is the first physician-scientist elected to the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors. He is an international leader in broad areas of biomaterials, polymers, polymer-ceramics and stem cell technology and founded the field of Regenerative Engineering. He […]
Categories | Keywords: biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, drug delivery, Institute of Materials Science, nanotechnology, polymer engineering, polymers, regenerative engineering, stem cell technology

Faculty: Lei, Yu
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Lei’s research concentrates on the development of various (bio)sensors. Many areas of medicine, the environment, and food and agriculture – ranging from the diagnosis of disease to new drug discovery, screening and food safety, as well as pollutant monitoring – involve the detection of biological and chemical species. Dr. Lei aims at development of […]
Categories | Keywords: biocompatible materials, bionanotechnology, bioremediation, biosensor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, electrochemistry, environmental biotechnology, Institute of Materials Science, metal oxide fabrication, microfluidics, nanomaterials, sensors

Faculty: Ma, Anson W. K.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Ma’s research group focuses on understanding the flow behavior, or rheology, of complex fluids (e.g. suspensions, foams, and emulsions) thereby developing novel, scalable techniques for processing these fluids into multifunctional, high performance articles (e.g. films, fibers, and polymer composites). Current projects include how to exploit the size and shape of particles to: (1) create […]
Categories | Keywords: 3D printing, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, inkjet printing flexible electronics, Institute of Materials Science, nanotechnology, polymer composites, rheology

Faculty: Maric, Radenka
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Maric’s research has been focused on fundamental understanding of the effect of structure, defects, and microstructure on transport and electrical properties of surfaces and interfaces. In particular, she is interested in developing novel materials for fuel cell, batteries and biosensors, durability study, performance and life prognosis, aging, material state changes, and long term behavior. […]
Categories | Keywords: batteries, bio-sensors, biomaterials, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, coating technologies, fuel cells, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, nanomaterials, thin films

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