Brown University School of Engineering

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Research

The CBE program conducts fundamental research relevant to the design, application, detection, and environmental health impacts of chemical products. The discipline is rooted in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, environmental chemistry and biochemistry, and draws from a broad range of tools in the modern molecular and nanosciences. Active research thrusts include chip-based medical diagnostics, environmental remediation technologies for soil, water and indoor air, mixture thermodynamics, carbon materials, fuel chemistry, DNA and RNA amplification processes, environmental nanotechnology, electrochemical technologies including batteries and fuel cells, nanotoxicology, and safe nanomaterial design.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Faculty