Chemical and Biological Engineering Research

With award-winning faculty and graduate students, new facilities built in 2012, multiple research centers, and an emphasis on multidiscipline collaboration, ChBE is a top research department in areas ranging from biological engineering to functional materials to energy.

Professor Rich Noble and studentCompare us to other institutions nationwide.

 •  2nd in new grants per faculty*
 •  5th in total value of new grants per faculty*
 •  8th in Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index*
 •  10th in publications per faculty*
 •  10th in citations per faculty*
 •  10th in citations per paper*
 •  10th among public graduate programs**
 •  17th among all graduate programs**
 •  2012 research expenditures per faculty = $620K

* Chronicle of Higher Education (2011)
** U.S. News & World Report (2012)

Stephanie BryantFaculty Profile

  • Faculty (tenured or tenure-track): 24 (including 2 joint appointments with Chemistry)
  • Number of peer-reviewed publications per faculty per year: 8
  • Average sponsored research funding per faculty: $620,000/year
     

 

Faculty Excellence in Research

•  18/24 faculty have won ≥1 national research awards
•  Major research awards:
    •  Elected member of National Academy of Engineering (1)
    •  Elected member of the Institute of Medicine (1)
    •  Elected member of National Academy of Sciences (1)
    •  AIChE Professional Progress Award (2)
    •  National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow (1)
    •  Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator (1)
    •  AIChE Colburn Award (2)
    •  NSF Presidential Young Investigator (4)
    •  Department of Energy Early Career Award (2)
    •  NSF CAREER Award (5)
    •  Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (3)
    •  Camille-Dreyfus Teacher Scholar (3)
    •  National Institutes of Health (NIH) FIRST Award (2)
    •  MRS Outstanding Young Investigator (2)
    •  Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program Award (1)
    •  ASEE Dow Lectureship (1)

Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology BuildingNew Facilities

  • ChBE's facilities built in 2012: Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building
     

Opportunities for Collaboration

  • Numerous Research Centers
  • New facilities also house BioFrontiers Institute and Division of Biochemistry
  • Close proximity to national labs (NREL, NIST, NCAR, NOAA)
  • Successful start-up companies based on ChBE research

Will MedlinEnergy-Related Research

Watch Professors John Falconer, Jennifer Cha, and Will Medlin present on their energy-related research in ChBE's Spring 2013 Research Symposium: Focus on Energy.

Please note that although it is tough to hear host Dan Schwartz introducing everyone, the speakers themselves can all be heard clearly.