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Research Areas

If chemistry is the central science, it comes as no surprise that chemical engineering underpins a broad range of technologies. We turn our expertise in producing and manipulating chemicals to energy, medicine, electronics and advanced materials with new properties.

Catalysis and Reactions

Understanding reactions and finding the most efficient pathways to biofuels and other important chemicals

Biomolecular Engineering

Discovering and applying the chemistry of life for medicine and more

Cellular Engineering

Understanding the chemical drivers of cell behavior and harnessing cells’ processing power

Computing and Simulation

Refining theory and guiding experiments


Applying new chemical behaviors at small scales


New properties for new devices and purposes

Polymers and Complex Fluids

Understanding soft matter


Sustainable solutions for energy harvesting and storage

Microfabricated Systems

Electronics and ultraportable, accurate diagnostic tools