Faculty Research Interests

CPB faculty are active in a variety of research areas. You are welcome to contact them directly to explore these or other topics further.

Biochemical and Biomolecular Applications

Berberich (biocatalysis, protein engineering, green chemistry and engineering)
Boock (synthetic biology, protein engineering, applied microbiology)
Jones (metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, psychedelic medicine)

Biomedical Applications

Kerr (nanoparticles, polymers for biomedical applications)
Saul (biomaterials for drug delivery, biomedical applications)
Sparks (biomaterials, 3D printed materials for biomedical applications)
Wang (biomedical optical imaging and sensing, smart surgical laser, clinical translational research for optical diagnosing)
Yousefi (biomaterials, scaffolds for tissue engineering)
Zhou (atrial/ventricular mapping, clinical translation/machine learning in cardiac electrophysiology)

Paper Science and Engineering

Coffin (mechanics of cellulose materials, papermaking and converting)
Keller (structure of cellulosic materials, paper chemistry, papermaking)

Energy and Environmental Applications

Almquist (metal oxides, nanoparticles for catalysis, adsorption)
Berberich (biosensors, bioremediation)
Dewan (biological media for fuel cells)
Hohn (heterogeneous catalysis, conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals, natural gas chemistry)
Kerr (metal oxides, nanostructures for solar energy)
Lalvani (bimetallic nanoparticles for environmental applications)

Modeling and Simulation

Coffin (force distribution, creep, deformation in paper, paperboard)
Lalvani (transport, kinetic modeling in electrochemical and coal-fired power processes)
Paluch (thermodynamics modeling, phase separations)
Sparks (solid mechanics, interstitial flow in scaffolds and biological materials)
Yousefi (topology optimization, computational fluid dynamics)