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Research in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Princeton’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering boasts an extraordinarily wide-ranging set of research areas. Some examples of research projects are the application of polymer technology for contact lenses, the optimization of production under uncertainty, the architecture of organ tissue, developing new battery cells, and the behavior of supercooled liquids. These projects have wide-ranging applications for medical research, potential solutions to energy problems, and the development of better soaps, to name a few.

The research programs include computational laboratories and experimental laboratories housed in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM). Our research is frequently interdisciplinary, connecting across departments including Chemistry, Molecular Biology, and Applied and Computational Mathematics.