Chemical and Environmental Engineering Research

The Chemical and Environmental Engineering program applies chemical and engineering principles to emerging technologies and investigates their impacts on human health and the environment. Specific research topics include groundwater remediation, biotechnologies, transport processes, nanoscience, carbon-based materials, environmental pollutants, and thermal and electrochemical energy conversion.

The Chemical and Environmental Engineering program conducts fundamental research relevant to the design, application, detection, and health impacts of environmental pollutants and chemical products. The discipline is rooted in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, environmental chemistry and biochemistry, and draws from a broad range of tools in the modern molecular and nanosciences. Active research areas include chip-based medical diagnostics, environmental remediation technologies for soil, water and air, mixture thermodynamics, carbon materials, fuel chemistry, DNA and RNA amplification processes, environmental nanotechnology, electrochemical technologies including batteries and fuel cells, nanotoxicology, high resolution mass spectrometry, metabolomics,and safe nanomaterial design.

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