Our faculty and graduate researchers are motivated by scientific discovery and the application of chemical engineering fundamentals. 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. The department’s prime research strengths are advanced materials, catalysis, batteries, biological & medical systems, theory & simulation, computational fluid dynamics, functional interfaces and optical materials.
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, optics, the prestigious University of Rochester Medical School, and the renowned Laboratory for Laser Energetics on campus. Together, we are committed to solving problems with far-reaching impacts on affordable energy resources, sustainable process engineering, and human health.