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Research Areas

The Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers five areas of specialized research: 

Biomolecular engineering

Biomolecular Engineering

The advent of molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, and related technology has spawned a revolution in biology and offers numerous opportunities for new commercial developments. Biomolecular Engineering

Complex Fluids and Polymers

Complex Fluids and Polymers

Understanding the structure, rheology, interfacial and transport behaviors of complex fluids and polymers is among the foremost challenges of chemical engineering science. Complex Fluids and Polymers

Computational Science and Engineering

Computational Science and Engineering 

Applications include computational and systems biology, energy materials, energy transformations and energy systems engineering, complex fluid modeling of colloids and gels, nanoparticle flows, electrospinning fibers, electronic materials design and properties. Computational Science and Engineering

Nanoscale Electronics, Photonics and Materials Processing

Nanoscale Electronics, Photonics and Materials Processing

Chemical engineers adopted an approach to problem solving, applying their specialized knowledge in chemistry, kinetics, transport phenomena, reactor design and thermodynamics. Nanoscale Electronics, Photonics and Materials Processing

 

Sustainable Energy Systems

Sustainable Energy Systems

Growth in world population and continual improvements in living standards in developing countries will increase demands for energy in the next 40 years, posing tremendous challenges for providing affordable energy. Sustainable Energy Systems