Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Overview

O=ur 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; and 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.