Faculty Research Areas

Our faculty have diverse backgrounds and interests of study. Many faculty have overlapping interests, they conduct research in many areas. Visit the areas below to learn more and see the participating Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty.

Materials and Interfaces

Materials and Interfaces

From glasses and metals to biomaterials and nanocomposites, advances in materials are drivers of technological progress. Materials scientists use existing materials to improve a product or process or develop new materials and processing methods, often connected to pursuits in nano-, bio-, structural, and optical engineering and electronics. They work in many different industries such as chemicals, electronics, transportation, communications and aerospace, as well as financial, educational and legal concerns in these sectors.

Energy and the Environment

Energy and the Environment

Engineers studying energy typically focus on physics, chemistry and engineering systems to improve the acquisition, generation, delivery, usage and disposal of energy resources. On the other side of this issue, energy production and other industrial concerns create the need for engineers who creatively use biology, chemistry and systems research to prevent or solve problems involving water, air and soil purity. Lehigh's programs include courses in environmental science, chemical engineering, hydraulic engineering, mechanics, materials, pollution control and waste management.

Biomolecular Sciences

Biomolecular Sciences

Biomolecular sciences allows students to combine engineering principles and the life sciences to explore opportunities and address challenges in the fields of healthcare, medicine and biotechnology. Students use engineering applications to address and solve challenges in the fields of biology and medicine and create usable, tangible products. 

Systems, Computation, and Simulation

Systems, Computation and Simulation

Information and systems engineers students go on to work in industrial, service and financial organizations. They become systems engineers and information technology specialists, and, after a few years, may advance to senior management positions in consulting, multinational, financial, transportation, logistics, software and telecommunications operations.