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Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology

Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology

Developing fundamental understanding and control over various advanced materials for a spectrum of device and nanotechnology applications.

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Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology

Biomolecular Engineering, Cellular Engineering, and Synthetic Biology

Performing fundamental research and develop technologies for improving human health.

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Applied Math, Modeling, Optimization, and Control

Complex and Multiphase Flow Dynamics

Insights on the dynamics of complex and multiphase fluids through experiments, theoretical analysis, and simulation are generated.

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Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Developing fundamental knowledge and technologies to meet an increased demand for energy with minimal environmental impact.

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Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, and Surface Science

Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Science

Studying catalysis through a combination of synthesis, characterization, and kinetic studies, surface science studies of interfacial chemistry, and density functional theory calculations to give insights into atomistic behavior.

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Applied Math, Modeling, Optimization, and Control

Modeling, Theory, and Simulation

We develop mathematical theories, AI-based algorithms, and computational simulations across the atomistic, particle, and continuum levels to model chemical engineering processes, with the aims of gaining fundamental scientific knowledge and devising next-generation applications in in-space manufacturing, renewable energy, drug delivery, geological formation, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and membrane-based separation.

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Transport, Thermodynamics, and Electrochemical Engineering

Transport, Molecular Thermodynamics, and Electrochemical Engineering

Generating insights on the dynamics of complex systems through experiments, theoretical analysis, and simulation.

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