Faculty & Research
With over 500 graduate students, including about 100 PhD students, several post-doctoral fellows and invited researchers, our faculty members obtain over two million dollars in research grants each year.
Faculty and their research interests
Alex De Visscher
How can we utilize CO2 rather than emit it into the atmosphere?
How can advanced characterizations promote the development of clean energy?
What kind of storage technologies will we need for the world to transition completely to renewable energy?
How can we rationally design catalysts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions?
How many lives can be saved by point-of-use biosensors and microfluidic paper-based devices?
What does sustainable industry look like? How can we move toward industrial sustainability and a circularity economy?
• Modelling and simulation of processes • Techno-economic optimization and Life cycle assessment • CO2 capture and utilization • Bioenergy • Waste valorization
How can we develop safe and high energy batteries for a fossil fuel-free world?
Deniz Meneksedag Erol
Can we accelerate the design of protein-based drugs and biomaterials using molecular simulations?
Nhat Truong Nguyen
Can we design catalysts that efficiently convert CO2 into renewable fuels and chemicals?
Pantcho P. Stoyanov
Can we develop advanced aerospace materials capable of operating effectively over billions of cycles, in extreme environments?
Removing costly trial and error from manufacturing with new techniques to understand and modify the properties of materials.
I am creating polymers and nanomaterials for renewable energy sources and a sustainable future.
How can research accelerate the transformation of critical minerals for the energy transition in order to create a green circular economy?
Can we use miniaturized technologies to solve existing and future challenges in health and in energy?