Research

World-leading expertise in developing novel chemical transformations and processes and creating new sustainable materials in energy and environment. Addressing societal challenges of the 21st century at the interface of chemical engineering and biological systems.

Research

Fundamental • Transformational

Our aim is impactful research that transforms medicine, energy, reaction engineering, and transport and chemical separations for a sustainable and resilient society. We are uniquely interested in interfaces of all types: biology and chemical engineering, complex fluids and surfaces are but two examples. We create materials by design and use high-performance computing and simulations to understand chemical reactions, materials, and systems.

Research Excellence

Biomolecular
Research in the Department interfaces Chemical Engineering with the biological sciences and emphasizes biomolecular and metabolic engineering in...
Catalysis and Reactions
Catalysis, the process of increasing the rates of reactions in addition to engineering reactions to produce biofuels and other products is an area of...
Energy and Environment
Researching the interactions between complex fluids and surfaces that confine or support them to tackle challenges such as biofouling and...
Materials and Polymers
The synthesis and processing of materials including polymeric and biopolymeric materials that have specific electrical, optical, or mechanical...
Transport and Separations
Research on the production, transformation, and transport of biochemicals, chemicals, and energy, and on exploiting the differences in chemical or...
Process and Materials Design Computing
Modeling and analysis of the interactions between transport processes and chemical reactions in various systems of engineering interest our faculty....
Facilities & Laboratories

Facilities & Laboratories

Our faculty and students have access to exceptional departmental facilities and research laboratories within and outside Engineering for investigating and learning.

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Centers & Consortia

Centers & Consortia

Building on a culture of collaboration and interdisciplinary research, our faculty lead and are active members in visionary initiatives within Engineering and at UH and beyond.

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Industrial Relations

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Theses and Dissertations

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