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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty

Rizia Bardhan

Research Focus: Solar energy conversion, nanomedicine and biosensing, active plasmonic/photonic metamaterials.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources,Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Peter Cummings

Research Focus: Molecular modeling of fluids, computational nanoscience, molecular rheology of lubricants, mathematical modeling of biological systems
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources,Big Data Science and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Scott Guelcher

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

Kane Jennings

Research Focus: Surface chemistry, self-assembly, films, coatings, biohybrid materials, bioinspired materials, and bioreplica materials.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Matthew Lang

Research Focus: Biological motors, cell signaling and immunology
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources,Nano Science and Technology,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources,Nano Science and Technology
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Marjan Rafat

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

Bridget Rogers

Research Focus: Surfaces, interfaces, and films of technically important materials
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Carlos Silvera Batista

Research Focus: Colloids and interfacial phenomena, interparticle forces, self- and directed assembly, colloidal crystals, active motion, reconfigurable materials.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Jamey Young

Research Focus: Metabolic engineering; systems biology; diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders; tumor metabolism; autotrophic metabolism; cell culture engineering
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Big Data Science and Engineering,Energy and Natural Resources,Regenerative Medicine
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources,Risk and Reliability
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

Ryszard Wycisk

Research Focus: Energy conversion and storage; membranes and separators from functional polymers and composites.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
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.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine
05Affiliated

Eva Harth

Research Focus: Polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, nanosponge, drug delivery, Alzheimers, bipolar disorder, cancer
05Affiliated

Kelsey Hatzell


Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources,Nano Science and Technology
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.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources,Risk and Reliability
05Affiliated

Shihong Lin

Research Focus: Membrane processes, water-energy-environment nexus, environmental surface science, environmental application and implication of nanotechnology
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
05Affiliated

Sandra Rosenthal

Research Focus: Semiconductor nanocrystals
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
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