Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


While they apply different skill sets, chemical, biomedical and bioengineering use complementary approaches to solve problems. ChBME research is oftentimes interdisciplinary, as they work closely with medicine, veterinary medicine, nutrition, natural resources and more.

Undergraduate students can get involved in research as early as freshman year. To learn more about biological and biomedical research opportunities, contact Charles (Chase) Darr. For information about chemical engineering research opportunities, contact Mary Myers.

Graduate students are integral to our research and teaching mission. For information about research, contact Reginald Rogers.

Focus Areas:
  • Biological / Biomedical Imaging
  • Bioprocess and Food Process Engineering
  • Catalysis
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Electrochemistry and Atomic Layer Deposition
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Materials for Environmental Sensing
  • Micro / Nano Devices
  • Neuroengineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Soft Materials and Bioelectronics
  • Theranostic nano-delivery devices
  • Thin Films and Nanocoatings
  • Water Studies and Sustainability
Departmental Research
Biomedical Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biomass-based Products and Food Engineering
Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Water Quality
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service Partnership
Chemical Engineering
  • Materials for Adsorption, Transport, Separations, Catalysis and other Energy-Related Applications