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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
These days, the optimization of processing natural resources, developing environmentally-friendly clean technologies and the development of sustainable energy have been extensively pursued for human welfare. Chemical engineering has occupied an interdisciplinary position in the development and optimization of processes based on the fundamental subjects of chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics for about a hundred years. From the traditional fuel combustion and energy system, chemical engineering has spread to new cutting edge technologies such as advanced materials, renewable energy, microelectronics, manufacturing, biotechnology and environmental solutions. People with graduate chemical engineering degrees go on to work in industry, academia, consulting, government, and other fields.
Education and Research Areas
  • Functional soft materials and biomimetic devices
  • - Investigation of both general and unique physical properties of soft materials, including hydrogels, colloids, polymers, liquid metals, etc
  • - Development of various functional composite materials and devices based on soft materials, inspired by biological structures and processes
  • Development of green technologies for energy & environment
  • - Green energy related to the district energy network research
  • - Development of renewable energy technology for highly populated areas
  • - CFD simulation for the distribution of composition in a storage tank
  • Safe and economical process system
  • - Economical operation & automatic system of complicated chemical processes
  • - Petrochemical process
  • - Development of catalyst process control for the reduction of contaminants
  • Clean process based on membrane technology
  • - Clean and environmental technology based on membranes
  • - Water purification of high precision
  • - Treatment of waste water & recycling process
  • Cellular & Tissue Engineering
  • - Development of new functional polymeric biomaterials for medical devices
  • - Drug delivery and tissue engineering such as bone and cartilage, blood vessels, and dermal fillers
  • - Adhesion barriers and hydrogels for delivery of cells and bioactive molecules
  • Green solvent process for the reduction of hazardous materials
  • - Estimations and calculations of thermodynamics properties related to green solvent processes such as supercritical fluid technology and carbon dioxide capture
  • Modelling and theoretical studies on process control and aerosol
  • - Studies of dynamic features, optimization, identification, and control of general process systems
  • Nanotechnology for clean energies
  • - Synthesis and characterizations of nano-materials for clean energy production, the electrochemical reaction system and electric materials
  • - Hydrogen, biofuel, solar energy and artificial photosynthesis
  • Studies on biointerfaces and their applications
  • - physical properties of cell membranes with nanometer scale lateral resolution, which could provide insight for the function and organization of the membrane constituents
  • Organic materials and semiconductor processing
  • - Bio-inspired assembly and design materials and their structures for valuable applications such as displays, flexible devices, microfluidic devices, and solar cells
Applications and Related Industrial Areas
Eco-friendly products, emerging renewable energy, network integration for the management of district energy network, gasification technology of biomass and organic waste , Ni-MH battery for a high capacity of hybrid vehicles, air pollution control related to VOCs, components and materials related to electronic devices such as semiconductors, sensors related to environment and energy, eco-friendly fine chemicals, automation technology for the economical operation of the chemical process system, catalysts for the petrochemical process, reduction of air pollutants, clean chemical process, treatment of industrial waste water by membrane technologies, biological and medical materials, tissue engineering, medical applications by hydrogel materials, artificial vessels and stents, control process using ionic liquids and supercritical carbon dioxide to reduce hazardous materials, optimization and process control of chemical processes and the measurement of properties for process design, theory for a new model on predictive control, the development of a model for global warming predictions, solar energy and artificial photosynthesis, convergence technology, pharmaceuticals such as drug and cosmetics, displays, flexible devices, biomimetics, and solar cells.
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