Research in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering strikes a balance between experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to research problems. The educational component of research is held in high regard, with considerable emphasis placed on the mentoring relationship between faculty members and graduate students. Most research groups are small. The interests of the faculty span most areas of specialization at the forefront of chemical engineering research, including catalysis and reaction engineering, biochemical and biomedical engineering, polymer science, fluid mechanics and transport, and process systems research.
Interview with Professor Luis Amaral discussing complex systems, McCormick students, and collaborating across disciplines.
Interview with Professor Lonnie Shea discussing interdisciplinary research, the engineering mindset, and the impact of engineering.