The department has an active research program in a number of key areas. Graduate and undergraduate students are actively involved in these research projects. Research opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Kingsbury HallBiomaterials
  • Biophysics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Chemical and Biosensors
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Microfluidics
  • Modeling and Simulation

The Department of Chemical Engineering has clean and renewable energy research activities in different labs.  In addition, the department has been involved in teaching courses in energy and environment related areas such as CHE 410 Energy and Environment, CHE 705/805 Fossil Fuels, CHE 706 / 806 Electrochemical Methods, CHE 712/812 Nuclear Engineering, and ENE 709/CHE 809 Air Pollution Control for several years.  The Center for Clean and Renewable Energy Research was established in 2007 with the purpose of improving organizational cohesion and enhancing public recognition of the role of chemical engineering in this important area.