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Undergraduate Research

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty members work closely with industry and government on exciting and important research and they involve undergraduates in their projects  - starting as early as their freshman year.  An emphasis on hands-on research in the laboratory is a hallmark of our undergraduate program.

Current faculty research areas include:

  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
  • Chemometrics
  • Computer-Aided Process Engineering
  • Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering
  • Energy Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Materials Processing
  • Nucleation
  • Separation Processes
  • Surface and Interfacial Processes

Recent student projects:

  • Synthesis and Surface Characterization of Zwitterionic Pyridinium Copolymers
  • Polymer-CNT Nanocomposites: Literature Review
  • Dilute Solution Viscometry and Light Scattering of Polyelectrolyte Solutions
  • Synthesis of Polyacetyline from Unconventional Precursors for Application in Photovoltaic Devices
  • Structure-Property Correlations for Ionic Liquids Using Connectivity Indices as Molecular Descriptors
  • Lattice Simulations of Polymer-CNT Nanocomposites
  • Modeling of Ionic Liquids
  • Testing an Experimental Grid Electrostatic Precipitator
  • Design and Construction of a Device for Measuring Flory-Higgins Parameters
  • Development of a Dissipative Particle Dynamics Code
  • Minimum Flows in Distillation Processes
  • Physical Properties of Mixtures

Laboratories and Equipment

Our students have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities.   Research facilities available to our undergraduate students as well as graduate students and faculty members are discussed at Research and Facilities

Multidisciplinary undergraduate labs

Students also benefit from our Multidisciplinary Engineering and Project Laboratory, which facilitates team-based experiences and projects, as well as our Engineering Computer and Design Lab complex.

Additional Information

If you would like additional information about undergraduate research both here at Clarkson and elsewhere, you'll find useful links in the right column.

Yarong Lin

Yarong Lin recently won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Read more.


Ryan Anthony '14 presented a poster on the removal of Rhodamine B by a dielectric barrier discharge plasma jet at the 2013 Annual Sure Conference on campus in August 2013.  His poster was based on his summer 2013 research in Professor Selma Mededovic Thagard's lab at Clarkson.