Labs

Labs

Biochemical Engineering Lab

Biochemical Engineering Lab

Principal Investigator: Nam Sun Wang
Location: 2211 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Building

Professor Nam Sun Wang's research group focuses on biochemical and bioprocess engineering; bioengineering for protein and enzyme immobilization and angiogenesis; on-line chemical and biochemical process monitoring (including NIR, fluorescence, and light scattering); and biosensor design using protein arrays, antibody/antigen interaction, and DNA/DNA hybridization.

BioFluid Dynamics Laboratory

BioFluid Dynamics Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Panagiotis (Panos) Dimitrakopoulos
Location: 2210 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

The BioFluid Dynamics Laboratory's research involves the dynamics of drops and bubbles in microfluidics and porous media, hemodynamics and hemopathology in the microcirculation, dynamics of synthetic and biological polymers, and the development of novel computational methodologies for the accurate and efficient study of these physical systems.

Calabrese Group / High Shear Mixing Research Program

Calabrese Group / High Shear Mixing Research Program

Principal Investigator: Richard V. Calabrese
Location: 1208C Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

The Calabrese Group studies turbulent mixing and multiphase flow, with emphasis on drop dispersion and coalescence, prediction and measurement of particle size distribution, and prediction and measurement of velocity fields in stirred vessels, high shear mixers and other process equipment.

Complex Fluids and Nanomaterials Group

Complex Fluids and Nanomaterials Group

Principal Investigator: Srinivasa R. Raghavan
Location: 1227C Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

The Complex Fluids and Nanomaterials Group seeks to engineer matter at the nano and micro scales using the strategies of self-assembly and directed assembly. The lab's interest is primarily in soft matter (e.g., hydrogels) and in biomolecular and biomimetic structures.

Environmental Aerosol Research Laboratory (EARL)

Environmental Aerosol Research Laboratory (EARL)

Principal Investigator: Akua Asa-Awuku
Location: Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Building

The Environmental aerosol research laboratory (EARL) is led by Dr. Asa-Awuku and investigates the formation, composition, and fate of atmospheric aerosol to explore the impacts on foremost climate and subsequently health.

Functional Macromolecular Laboratory

Functional Macromolecular Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Peter Kofinas
Location: 1211-1213 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

The Functional Macromolecular Laboratory focuses on the synthesis characterization and processing of novel polymer based architectures used in a variety of technologies and devices ranging from energy storage to medical devices. PI = Peter Kofinas

Karlsson Group

Karlsson Group

Principal Investigator: Amy J. Karlsson
Location: 2304 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Professor Amy Karlsson’s research group uses the tools of protein and peptide engineering to study pathogenic microorganisms, particularly fungal pathogens, with a goal of improving diagnosis and treatment. The group's current work is primarily focused on studying the most prevalent fungal pathogen in humans, Candida albicans.

Laboratory of Molecular & Thermodynamic Modeling

Laboratory of Molecular & Thermodynamic Modeling

Principal Investigator: Jeffery Klauda
Location: 2208 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Professor Jeffery Klauda's research group focuses on the use of molecular simulations and thermodynamic modeling to describe the function, dynamics, and physical properties of cellular membranes (proteins, lipids, cholesterol, etc.) and gas hydrates (energy storage and carbon dioxide sequesterization).

Liu Research Group

Liu Research Group

Principal Investigator: Dongxia Liu
Location: 2223 and 2227 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Professor Dongxia Liu's group conducts research at the interface of materials synthesis and catalytic science, with an emphasis on precisely controlling the composition and constitution of nanostructured particles and membranes for renewable energy conversion and storage applications.

Mesothermal Group

Mesothermal Group

Principal Investigator: Mikhail Anisimov, Jan V. Sengers
Location: B0106, B0107 and B0110 IPST Building

The Mesothermal Group, led by Professors Mikhail A. Anisimov and Jan V. Sengers, is concerned with theoretical and experimental studies of mesoscopic fluctuations in soft matter, both in molecular fluids and in complex fluids.

Metabolic Engineering Laboratory

Metabolic Engineering Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Ganesh Sriram
Location: 2209 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

The Metabolic Engineering Laboratory works in the areas of metabolic engineering and systems biology, especially of eukaryotes. Its specialties are metabolic flux analysis and gene regulatory network analysis.

Nanoscale Assembly and Electron Microscopy Lab

Nanoscale Assembly and Electron Microscopy Lab

Principal Investigator: Taylor J. Woehl
Location: 1223B Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

The Woehl Research group investigates micro- and nanoscale assembly processes with emphasis on electric field directed assembly of colloids and nanomaterials, aggregation and stability of biomolecules, and out-of-equilibrium assembly processes.

Polymer Reaction Engineering Laboratory

Polymer Reaction Engineering Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Kyu Yong Choi, Dongxia Liu, Chunsheng Wang
Location: 2231, 2235, and 2201 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Founded in 1984, the Polymer Reaction Engineering Laboratory aims to solve scientific and technical problems related to industrial polymerization process technology. Its primary research interests include but are not limited to: synthesis of polymers and polymerization kinetics, polymerization reactor/process modeling, control, and optimization.

The Sustainable Separation Laboratory

The Sustainable Separation Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Chen Zhang
Location: Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg

Distillation and other thermally-driven separations are extremely energy-intensive consuming roughly half of U.S. industrial energy use. Transport in molecularly-selective membranes is driven by chemical potential gradient, and membrane-based separations can be more energy-efficient with significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Thin Film Processing Group

Thin Film Processing Group

Principal Investigator: Raymond A. Adomaitis
Location: 2225 J.M Patterson Building

The Adomaitis Group's research focuses on simulation-based design, optimization, and experimental evaluation of advanced materials manufacturing processes, and is particularly interested in developing new reactor designs for thin-film deposition of semiconductor materials for electronic and solar energy applications.

Wachsman Group

Wachsman Group

Principal Investigator: Eric Wachsman
Location: 1206 Engineering Lab Building

The Wachsman Group is at the forefront of renewable energy research involving high temperature ceramics. Professor Wachsman's advances in fundamental ionic transport and electrocatalysis have revolutionized solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), ion transport membranes, and solid state sensors.

Wang Group

Wang Group

Principal Investigator: Chunsheng Wang
Location: 4122, 4126, and 4128 Chemistry Building

The Wang Group's research activities focus on four areas: Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, alkaline fuel cells, and electroanalytical techniques, covering topics from fundamental electrochemistry and materials synthesis to electrochemical devices.