Research Areas


 

Research is fundamental to the progress of chemical engineering and humanity. Chemical engineers use chemistry, other sciences (such as biology), and math to invent, economize, and improve new technologies. The field is diverse, and offers exciting opportunities that affect nearly every aspect of life. Below, are nine areas of research focus in our department.

 

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Combustion

Combustion provides the energy that drives society. We are studying flames, fires, and low-grade fuels through experiment and simulation.

Sustainable  Energy

Renewable and sustainable energy is one of the most important global challenges. We are researching clean CO2 capture technologies and biofuels.

Process Control and Optimization

Process control and optimization provides more reliable, efficient, and safer processes with a wide range of applications.

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Electrochemical Systems

Batteries power our lives. We are researching lithium-ion batteries, micro-batteries, fuel cells, nanocircuits, and electro-deposition.

 Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering principles are being applied to biological processes to study protein synthesis, biocatalysis, biofuels, and protein-surface interactions.

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear energy is an efficient, and abundant energy source. We are studying advanced reactors, safety, fuel utilization, and grid adaptability.

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 Molecular Simulation

Molecular simulation allows detailed investigation of fluid behavior, transport, physical properties, and complex molecular interactions.

Catalysis

Catalysis is at the heart of many important chemical processes. We are studying Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, the water-gas shift reaaction, and biocatalysis.

Thermophysical Properties

Since 1988, Brigham Young University has served as the primary researcher for the DIPPR project 801, the world's best source of thermophysical property data.

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Combustion

Combustion provides the energy that drives society. We are studying flames, fires, and low-grade fuels through experiment and simulation.

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Sustainable  Energy

Renewable and sustainable energy is one of the most important global challenges. We are researching clean CO2 capture technologies and biofuels.

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Process Control and Optimization

Process control and optimization provides more reliable, efficient, and safer processes with a wide range of applications.

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Electrochemical Systems

Batteries power our lives. We are researching lithium-ion batteries, micro-batteries, fuel cells, nanocircuits, and electro-deposition.

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 Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering principles are being applied to biological processes to study protein synthesis, biocatalysis, biofuels, and protein-surface interactions.

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Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear energy is an efficient, and abundant energy source. We are studying advanced reactors, safety, fuel utilization, and grid adaptability.

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 Molecular Simulation

Molecular simulation allows detailed investigation of fluid behavior, transport, physical properties, and complex molecular interactions.

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Catalysis

Catalysis is at the heart of many important chemical processes. We are studying Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, the water-gas shift reaaction, and biocatalysis.

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Thermophysical Properties

Since 1988, Brigham Young University has served as the primary researcher for the DIPPR project 801, the world's best source of thermophysical property data.