Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Research

Chemical Engineering Research Areas and Participating Faculty

1) Bioactive Materials and Biomedical Engineering (BIO)

Overview: Research in this area is focused on materials, processes, and devices in which biology plays a significant role. Projects are inherently multidisciplinary and span a variety of topics including 3D bioprinting, tissue engineering, stem cells, regenerative medicine, cellular environments on microarray and microfluidic devices, drug delivery, and biofuels. Faculty: Joanne M. Belovich, Nolan Holland, Chandra Kothapalli, Moo-Yeal Lee

2) Computational and Process Systems Engineering (COMP)

Overview: Research in this area is focused on the mathematical modeling of physical systems across many length scales, from molecular phenomena to large-scale chemical processing. Faculty have projects in a variety of areas including molecular modeling, nonlinear chemical processes, and waste gasification. Faculty: Jorge E. Gatica, Rolf U. Lustig, Sridhar Ungarala

3) Nanomaterials and Interfacial Engineering (NANO)

Overview: Research in this area is focused on the synthesis and study of materials with nanometer length scales, where interfacial phenomena plays a crucial role in dictating material properties and performance. These materials appear in a broad set of scientific and engineering applications, including energy systems, coatings, and separations. Faculty have projects in a variety of areas including nanoporous materials, next generation oxygen concentrators, colloidal crystals, and metal alloys. Faculty: Jorge E. Gatica, Orhan Talu, Surendra Tewari

4) Soft Materials and Complex Fluids Engineering (SOFT)

Overview: Research in this area is focused on fluids containing polymers, surfactants, or nanoparticles with interactions that significantly impact the macroscopic properties of the fluid. These systems are regularly found in chemical products, biological systems, consumer goods, and foodstuffs, such as laundry detergent, blood, ice cream, cell membranes, drilling fluids, shampoo, and paint. Faculty have projects in a variety of areas including particle stabilized foams, responsive polymeric nanoparticles, and microfluidic reactors. Faculty: Nolan Holland, Christopher L. Wirth

Chemical Research and Faculty

Biomedical Engineering Research Areas and Participating Faculty

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Optics, and Signal Processing

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Cardiovascular Systems and Stem Cells

Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology

Modeling and Simulation

Neuroengineering, Rehabilitation, and Prosthetics

Biomedical Control Systems

Device Development