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Research Keyword: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Faculty: McCutcheon, Jeffrey
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. McCutcheon’s research is focused on developing revolutionary technologies that enable low cost desalination, water reuse, and power production. He is considered a world expert in osmotically driven membrane processes such as forward osmosis, pressure retarded osmosis, direct osmotic concentration, and osmotic heat engines. These technologies enable critical growth areas including low-temperature heat utilization, oil […]
Categories | Keywords: carbon adsorption, carbon nanofiber, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, desalination, hollow fiber membranes, membrane characterization, membrane separations, polymer electrospinning, polymer membrane formation, water treatment and reuse

Faculty: Mustain, William
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Controlling Microstructure and Surface Chemistry of Catalyst and Support Materials – In this project, our group uses silicate templating to precisely control the pore structure of carbon, metals, oxides, etc.  We also use the reaction precursor and conditions to control microcrystallinity and to purposefully incorporate adatoms into the structure (i.e. N into C, Sn into In2O3).  These adatoms give […]
Categories | Keywords: batteries, catalysts, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, electrochemistry, fuel cells, fuel synthesis, Institute of Materials Science

Faculty: Nieh, Mu-Ping
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Nieh’s research mainly focuses on, but not limited to, the self-assemblies of soft materials including polymers, phospholipids, surfactants and proteins. Applications of our research range from designing nanoparticles, structural stability in micro- or nano- emulsion, targeting-delivery carriers, sensing materials, 3-D nano-scaffold, proton exchange membranes, polymeric micelles and alignable biomembranes. Many of these spontaneously forming […]
Categories | Keywords: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, dispersion, in vitro cellular test, nano- and micro- emulsion, nanostructural characterization, sensing materials, surfaces/interfaces, targeting drug/diagnostic delivery nanocarriers

Faculty: Shaw, Monty
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Shaw’s research has involved combinations of conventional and novel processing techniques with structure modification via manipulation of chemical, thermodynamic and transport variables. Examples employing this approach include microcellular foam via spinodal decomposition of polymer‐solvent mixture, permeability and conductivity modification via electric‐field modification, and unique polymeric actuators using field‐controlled particle alignment. Dr. Shaw also has […]
Categories | Keywords: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, mechanical properties and testing, polymer blends, polymer rheology and processing

Faculty: Shor, Leslie M.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Leslie Shor leads the Engineered Microhabitats research group. She employs advanced manufacturing techniques to build microbe-habitat systems for development of next-generation biomanufacturing and sustainable agricultural biotechnology. Current research projects include: (i) engineering the microbial biofilm microhabitat for discovery of antibiotics and industrial anti-fouling agents, (ii) engineering the termite gut microhabitat for biomanufacturing and biofuel production, […]
Categories | Keywords: 3D imaging, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, assay development, biofuels, biotechnology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, high-throughput screening, Institute of Materials Science, microbioal biofilms, microbiome, microfluidics, optical sensors, soil

Faculty: Srivastava, Ranjan
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Srivastava’s research group focuses on using computational techniques, including mathematical modeling, machine learning, and data mining, to understand, engineer, and optimize biological processes and/or products. His research group validates their computational predictions through experimental studies. As a result, the lab has extensive experience in molecular biology, microbiology, and fermentation technology. Recent efforts include genome-scale […]
Categories | Keywords: antisense technology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, computational biology, data mining, machine learning, metabolic engineering, systems biology

Faculty: Sun, Luyi
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Sun’s research covers a wide range of materials, including polymeric materials, ceramics and glasses, and composites. His recent efforts have focused on the design and synthesis of nanostructured hybrids for various applications, such as packaging, energy, catalysis, etc. In most cases, the structural design and control, usually down to nano- and molecular-scale, is the […]
Categories | Keywords: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, energy conversion and storage, green science and engineering, Institute of Materials Science, layered materials, multifunctional nanostructured hybrids, nanomaterials, polymer composites and nanocomposites, polymer processing

Faculty: Suresh, Aravind
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Suresh’s research interests are inter-disciplinary, spanning the fields of chemical engineering and materials science. His present work covers a wide range of topics, namely – 1) Interaction of electrochemical and catalytic activities in high-temperature proton-conducting oxides 2) Thin-film polymeric coatings on substrates using initiated and photo-initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition 3) Synthesis of ceramic-oxide nano-fibers […]
Categories | Keywords: catalysis, ceramics, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, engineering education, initiated chemical vapor deposition, polymers

Faculty: Valla, Julia A.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Valla’s research has focused on the nanoscale engineering of catalysts (mainly zeolites) for the production of advanced bio(fuels) and bio(chemicals). Our objectives are: a) Development of hierarchical pore structure zeolites (e.g ZSM-5, USY) with reduced diffusion limitations for easy access of heavy molecules and less coke formation; b) Development of multifunctional zeolites by encapsulation […]
Categories | Keywords: biomass pyrolysis, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, desulfurization, fuel processing, hierarchical pore structure zeolites, hydroprocessing, Institute of Materials Science

Faculty: Wagstrom, Kristina
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: The Computational Atmospheric Chemistry and Exposure (CACE) Lab, led by Dr. Wagstrom, specializes in applying computational-base approaches to address problem related to air pollution and atmospheric chemistry. Current projects include (1) working to improve the science and functionality of community developed air pollution modeling platforms that are used by both scientists and policy makers to […]
Categories | Keywords: aerosols, air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, computational modeling, exposure, particles, sensor networks

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