Our faculty and graduate researchers are motivated by scientific discovery and the application of chemical engineering fundamentals, culminating in advanced materials, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.
We are fortunate to have world-class leaders in the department who bring knowledge, expertise, and passion to bear at the device and the systems levels.
We specialize in critically important research areas including:
- Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
- Hydrogen and methanol fuel cells
- Hydrogen and ethanol biofuels
- Nuclear fusion energy
- Medical diagnostics and treatments
Accomplishments in these areas are vital to overcoming societal grand challenges: dwindling petroleum reserves, environmental pollution with fossil fuels, and health care.
Our collective faculty expertise in chemical engineering is significantly enhanced by interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in biology, chemistry, environmental & earth sciences, physics, biomedical engineering, electrical & computer engineering, mechanical engineering, optics, the prestigious University of Rochester Medical School, and the renowned Laboratory for Laboratory Energetics on campus. Together, we are committed to solving problems with far-reaching impacts on affordable energy resources and human health.