Chemical Engineering Research

The School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University has a commitment to performing field-defining research that is regarded worldwide for its impact and quality. Our faculty is among the largest in the country. We are proud of our distinguished faculty members, including five elected members to the National Academy of Engineering and a recent recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. These numbers rank among the largest in the nation in chemical engineering. The range of research topics pursued at Purdue is very broad.

Research by Fundamental Topic Area

  • Franses (Interfacial Engineering)
  • Morgan (Biocatalysis, Bioinformatics, Metabolic Engineering)
  • Ramkrishna (Bioinformatics, Metabolic Engineering)
  • Wang (Bioseparations)
  • Won (Transport of Nanoparticles in Cancer Cells/tissues)
  • Andres (Cluster-Based Materials)
  • Delgass (Catalysis)
  • Gounder (Catalysis, Surface Science and Kinetics)
  • Greeley (Catalysis, Computational Catalysis)
  • Ramkrishna (Reaction Engineering)
  • Ribeiro (Catalysis, Surface Science and Kinetics)
  • Thomson (Computational Catalysis)
  • Varma (Reaction Engineering)
  • Agrawal (Adsorption, Distillation, Membranes)
  • Boudouris (Novel Polymers for Membrane-based Separations)
  • Wang (Adsorption, Bioseparations, Chromatography)
  • Wankat (Adsorption, Chromatography, Distillation)
  • Agrawal (Devices and Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures, Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes)
  • Andres (Devices and Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures, Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes)
  • Beaudoin (Nanoscale Adhesion Phenomena)
  • Boudouris (Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures)
  • Corti (Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes)
  • Delgass (Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures)
  • Franses (Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures, Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes)
  • Harris (Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures, Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes)
  • Ribeiro (Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures)
  • Thomson (Devices and Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures, Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes)
  • Won (Devices and Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures, Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes)
  • Boudouris (Synthesis and Nanostructural Characterization of Optoelectronically-active Polymers)
  • Caruthers
  • Harris
  • Litster
  • Pipes
  • Varma
  • Won (Interfacial Phenomena of Polymers and Colloids, Polymer/polyelectrolyte Brushes, Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers)
  • Wu
  • Corti (Molecular Simulation, Nucleation, Theories of Fluids)
  • Greeley (1st Principle Study of Interfaces)
  • Thomson (Molecular and Nanoscale Modeling)
  • Won (Self-consistent Field Modeling of Polyelectrolytes)

 

Research by Application Area

  • Franses (Bioseparations)
  • Harris (Biotemplated Materials)
  • Liu (Biomaterials, Protein Engineering)
  • Ramkrishna (Modeling Disease and Recovery)
  • Wang (Bioseparations)
  • Won (Cancer Drug/Gene Delivery, Imaging, Theranosis)
  • Yuan (Biomaterials, Protein Engineering)
  • Agrawal (Solar Cell Devices)
  • Beaudoin (Adhesion in Microelectronics Manufacturing)
  • Boudouris (Microelectronics, Organic Electronics)
  • Wu (Nanoelectronics)
  • Agrawal (Biofuels, Energy Systems Analysis, Solar)
  • Boudouris (Solar)
  • Morgan (Biofuels)
  • Pekny (Energy Systems Analysis)
  • Reklaitis (Energy Systems Analysis)
  • Ribeiro (Biofuels, Solar)
  • Varma (Biofuels, Coal gasification, Hydrogen Fuels)
  • Wu (Thermoelectrics)
  • Agrawal (Separations)
  • Basaran (Ink-jet Printing)
  • Corti (Ink Particle Engineering)
  • Franses (Ink Particle Engineering)
  • Harris (Ink-jet Printing)
  • Pekny (Process Planning and Optimization)
  • Reklaitis (Process Planning and Optimization)
  • Wang (Separations)
  • Basaran (Personalized Dosage Forms)
  • Beaudoin (Particle Engineering and Behavior, Powder Processes and Characterization)
  • Harris (Personalized Dosage Forms, Powder Processes and Characterization)
  • Litster (Crystallization and Crystal Engineering, Particle Engineering and Behavior, Powder Processes and Characterization)
  • Nagy (Crystallization and Crystal Engineering, Particle Engineering and Behavior)
  • Reklaitis (Systems Engineering)
  • Boudouris (Functional Macromolecules, Polymers and Polymer Composite Systems)
  • Harris (Sol gels)
  • Pipes (Carbon Nanotubes, Polymers and Polymer Composite Systems)
  • Won (Lung Surfactant, Polymer-based Nanomedicine, Theranostic)

 

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