University of Delaware - College of Engineering
CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

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Maciek R. Antoniewicz
Associate Professor
DuPont Young Professor
Metabolic engineering, systems biology, metabolic flux analysis, biofuels, diabetes
Antony N. Beris
Arthur B. Metzner Professor
Modeling and simulation of complex flows, nonequilibrium thermodynamics and transport phenomena.
Douglas J. Buttrey
Full Professor
Synthesis and characterization of advanced materials for catalysis and energy-related applications.
Wilfred Chen
Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering
Cellular and metabolic engineering, synthetic biology for biofuel production, protein therapeutics, viral detection, drug discovery, protein purification.
David W. Colby
Assistant Professor
Cellular and protein engineering; protein therapeutics; prions and protein misfolding; cellular reprogramming
L. Pamela Cook
Joint Professor of Mathematics
Associate Dean, Engineering
Fluid flows, especially non-Newtonian (polymer) fluid flows; transonic aerodynamics (flight near the speed of sound); mathematical modeling of physical systems; asymptotic and perturbation methods, especially as applied to nonlinear, partial differential equation systems
Prasad S. Dhurjati
Full Professor
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Mathematical Modeling and Computational Biology, BioProcess Engineering, Knowledge-Based Systems and On-Line Process Fault Diagnosis.
Thomas H. Epps, III
Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Professor of Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor
DuPont Young Professor
Self-assembling polymers, nanostructured materials, fuel cell and battery membranes, and soft materials for drug delivery.
Eric M. Furst
Full Professor
Director, Center for Molecular & Engineering Thermodynamics (CMET)
Colloid and polymer physics, microrheology, active and non-linear microrheology, controlled delivery of therapeutics, cell biophysics, complex fluid structure and rheology, particulate gels, directed self-assembly.
Shuang Gu
Research Assistant Professor
Polymer electrolytes (membranes and ionomers) for fuel cells, electrolyzers, flow batteries, and other electrochemical energy storage/conversion devices
Arthi Jayaraman
Associate Professor
Polymer nanocomposites, self-assembly, polymer for organic photovoltaics, soft materials for drug and gene delivery, molecular simulations
Feng Jiao
Assistant Professor
Energy storage and conversion, Lithium-ion batteries, Solar energy harvesting, and Nanostructure materials.
Michael T. Klein
Director, UD Energy Institute
Dan Rich Chair of Energy
Expertise in chemical reaction engineering, with special emphasis on the kinetics of complex systems.
April Kloxin
Assistant Professor
Biomaterials, stimuli-responsive materials, three-dimensional cell culture, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.
Christopher J. Kloxin
Assistant Professor
Monomer and polymer synthesis, covalent adaptable networks, self-healing materials, stimuli-responsive polymers, and polymer photochemistry.
Kelvin H. Lee
Director, Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Biomolecular, biomedical, and metabolic engineering; proteomics and systems biology; biological mass spectrometry; protein secretion and synthesis; diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Abraham M. Lenhoff
Chair
Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical Engineering
Transport phenomena, separation processes, biophysics and bioengineering.
Yun Liu
Research Assistant Professor
Structure and dynamics of colloidal systems, adsorption of small molecules in porous media, energy/gas storage materials, water dynamics in confined spaces.
Raul F. Lobo
Director, Center for Catalytic Science & Technology (CCST)
Full Professor
Inorganic materials synthesis and characterization, catalysis and kinetics, and adsorption and separations.
Michael E. Mackay
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Full Professor
Development of new nanoscale materials with particular emphasis on nanocomposites, self assembly in thin films and polymer-based solar cells
James N. Michaels
Professor of Practice
Particle technology with emphasis in granular flow and segregation, size enlargement, and particle characterization.
Babatunde A. Ogunnaike
Dean
William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering
Professor, Center for Systems Biology - DBI
Process control, modeling and simulation; systems biology; and applied statistics.
Eleftherios T. Papoutsakis
Eugene DuPont Chair of Chemical Engineering
DBI Faculty Fellow
Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of microbial systems for biofuels and chemicals production; bioengineering of stem cells and hematopoiesis; experimental genomics and computational biology.
Christopher J. Roberts
Associate Professor
Protein biophysics and biotechnology; biopharmaceutical stability; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics; molecular modeling.
Stanley I. Sandler
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
H.B. duPont Chair of Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, computational quantum mechanics, phase equilibria, separations processes, biochemical separations.
Millicent O. Sullivan
Associate Professor
Drug delivery, gene delivery, biomaterials and stimuli-responsive materials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Dionisios G. Vlachos
Director, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation
Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor
Catalysis, rational design of catalysts, sustainable energy, portable microchemical devices for power and chemicals generation, fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass, reactor design, nanomaterials, multiscale modeling, self-assembly and self-organization
Norman J. Wagner
Alvin B. and Julia O. Stiles Professor
Rheology of colloidal dispersion, nanoparticles, surfactant, biopolymer and polymer solution, and structured polymers and polymer blends; nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of complex fluids.
Richard P. Wool
Full Professor
Polymer physics, interfaces, composites, dynamics, fracture, biodegration, materials science.
Bingjun Xu
Assistant Professor
Heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, mechanistic studies of surface mediated reactions, in-situ spectroscopies, biomass conversion, light alkane activation and fuel cells.
Yushan Yan
Distinguished Engineering Professor
Electrochemical energy devices; membranes and catalysts for fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow batteries, and solar hydrogen; and zeolite thin films for semiconductor and aerospace applications
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