UB CBE is a leading chemical engineering program in U.S. with reputable faculty members and state-of-the-art research facilities. Covering fields ranging from biological engineering, to materials, and to computational science, CBE offers numerous and diverse opportunities in research; each chemical engineering student here can find his or her real interest.
By Fall 2013, I joined Dr. Haiqing Lin’s group, and now I am focusing on design and preparation of polymeric membranes for hydrogen purification and carbon dioxide capture. Polymeric membranes provide an efficient and low-cost approach for gas separation since such technology does not involve any phase transformation, which is energy-intensive. The objective of my current project is to develop systematic structure/property relations for a new generation of membrane materials for the removal of CO2 from mixtures with H2 at elevated temperatures. In the long run, by utilizing membrane-based CO2 capture technique, our team hopes to offer solutions to recent significant environmental concerns such as global warming and climate changing.
CBE AT A GLANCE
Chair: Mark Swihart
Full-time Faculty: 25
35,000 square feet of teaching and research labs
$5.5 million in annual research expenditures