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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Faculty Directory

Rizia Bardhan

Research Focus: Solar energy conversion, nanomedicine and biosensing, active plasmonic/photonic metamaterials.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Peter Cummings

Research Focus: Molecular modeling of fluids, computational nanoscience, molecular rheology of lubricants, mathematical modeling of biological systems
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Scott Guelcher

Research Focus: Design, synthesis, and characterization of polymeric biomaterials for bone tissue engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Kane Jennings

Research Focus: Surface chemistry, self-assembly, films, coatings, biohybrid materials, bioinspired materials, and bioreplica materials.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Piran Kidambi

Research Focus: In-situ metrology, process engineering, material science
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Paul Laibinis

Research Focus: Chemical sensors, antifouling coatings, responsive interfaces, and nanoparticle dispersions
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Matthew Lang

Research Focus: Biological motors, cell signaling and immunology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Ethan Lippmann

Research Focus: Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) differentiation, genetic engineering, microscale fabrication and surface modification, and molecular selection/directed evolution
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Clare McCabe

Research Focus: Molecular modeling of nanoscale systems, development and application of molecular theories, improving efficiency of biofuel conversion, computational studies of skin lipid self-assembly
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Peter Pintauro

Research Focus: New proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells, development of space-charge models for ion uptake and transport in ion-exchange membranes, organic electrochemical synthesis
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Marjan Rafat

Research Focus: Tumor microenvironment, biomimetic materials, tissue biomechanics, tumor-stromal interactions, tumor immunology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Bridget Rogers

Research Focus: Surfaces, interfaces, and films of technically important materials
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Carlos Silvera Batista

Research Focus: Colloids and interfacial phenomena, interparticle forces, self- and directed assembly, colloidal crystals, active motion, reconfigurable materials.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

John Wilson

Research Focus: Molecularly engineered materials, intracellular delivery of antigens and molecular adjuvants, engineering vaccine colloids and surfaces, cancer immunotherapy, diabetes and islet transplantation
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Jamey Young

Research Focus: Metabolic engineering; systems biology; diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders; tumor metabolism; autotrophic metabolism; cell culture engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Russell Dunn

Research Focus: Polymer and chemical technologies, plant-wide design and optimization strategies, chemical product and process safety, polymer product characterization and failure analysis, and process integration
02Teaching

Julie Sharp

Research Focus: Job search communication, learning style theory, and integrating communication in engineering courses
02Teaching

Christopher Iacovella

Research Focus: Structure and tribological properties of nano confined fluids, structure-conductance relationships in atomic and molecular junctions, the phase behavior of polymer-grafted nanoparticles, and the self-assembly of lipids and biomembranes.
03Research

Julianne Vernon

Research Focus: Engineering education, inclusion of underrepresented students in STEM, instructional design, first year programs
03Research

Ryszard Wycisk

Research Focus: Energy conversion and storage; membranes and separators from functional polymers and composites.
03Research

Ales Prokop

Research Focus: Interface between biology/medicine and engineering: gene, antigen, drug and protein delivery polymeric systems; systems analysis of signalling pathways, particularly of cancer (p53)
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Todd Giorgio

Research Focus: Protease-responsive biosensors for siRNA and drug delivery in vitro and in vivo, advanced materials for immunomodulation devices for sepsis treatment.
05Affiliated

Kelsey Hatzell

Research Focus: Interfaces, solid state batteries, inorganic ion conductors, intermediate temperature fuel cells, low-dimensional carbide materials
05Affiliated

David Kosson

Research Focus: Nuclear waste management, environmental remediation, leaching assessment and methods, management of residuals from energy production, contaminant mass transfer applied to groundwater, soil, sediment and waste systems.
05Affiliated

Shihong Lin

Research Focus: Membrane processes, water-energy-environment nexus, environmental surface science, environmental application and implication of nanotechnology
05Affiliated

Sandra Rosenthal

Research Focus: Semiconductor nanocrystals
05Affiliated

Marija Zanic

Research Focus: in vitro reconstitution, computation, and theory, to further illuminate the complexities of the microtubule cytoskeleton
05Affiliated

Kenneth Debelak

Research Focus: Automotive catalyst coating, plant-wide modeling, simulation, and control, polymer processing.
06Emeritus

M. Douglas LeVan

Research Focus: Fixed-bed adsorption, adsorption from the vapor phase, adsorption equilibria
06Emeritus

John Roth

Research Focus: Chemical oxidation of pollutants, emissions of volatile organic carbons (VOCs) from surface impoundments, efficient production of oxygen by the reduction of ilmenite
06Emeritus

Karl Schnelle, Jr.

Research Focus: Destruction of illicit drugs, reduction of sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions in coal fired boilers
06Emeritus

Robert Tanner

Research Focus: Fermentation process development of air fluidized bed reactors, protein recovery by bubble and foam fractionation and enzyme kinectics and fermentation modeling
06Emeritus