Faculty and Staff

Meet our Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty and staff

Chair

Profile Photo

Daniel Lacks

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
C. Benson Branch Professor
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops first-principles molecular-scale theories of chemical processes and materials properties

Faculty

Profile Photo

Rohan Akolkar

F. Alex Nason Chair and Ohio Eminent Scholar for Advanced Energy Research
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops new electrochemical processes for applications including nano-material fabrication, energy storage, electrometallurgy and sensors

Profile Photo

Harihara Baskaran

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Understands and solves problems in biology and medicine using transport principles

Profile Photo

Christine Duval

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops advanced materials to enable radiochemical separations for nuclear forensics and human health

Profile Photo

Donald Feke

Vice Provost, Case Western Reserve University
Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops novel polymeric materials and ultrasonic-based separation processes for nano- and microscale multi-phase systems

Profile Photo

Burcu Gurkan

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Designs, develops and investigates ionic liquid based electrochemical systems for energy, environmental sciences and sensors

Profile Photo

Daniel Lacks

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
C. Benson Branch Professor
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops first-principles molecular-scale theories of chemical processes and materials properties

Profile Photo

Uzi Landau

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Designs advanced electrochemical systems and processes

Profile Photo

Chung-Chiun Liu

Wallace R. Persons Professor of Sensor Technology & Control
Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Director, Electronics Design Center

Develops chemical and biomedical sensors for single-use, cost-effective measurements

Profile Photo

Heidi Martin

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops diamond electrodes for electrochemical and neural device applications

Profile Photo

Julie Renner

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Works at the interface of protein engineering and electrochemistry to enable a new generation of advanced technologies

Profile Photo

R. Mohan Sankaran

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Engineers plasma-based reactive systems to synthesize, functionalize and assemble nanoscale materials

Profile Photo

Bob Savinell

George S. Dively Professor in Engineering
Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops high-performance electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies through fundamental and applied studies of interfacial and transport processes

Anon Photo

Jesse Wainright

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops novel electrochemical systems for grid-level energy conversion and storage

Emeritus Faculty

Anon Photo

John Angus

Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering
Anon Photo

J Mann

Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering

Administrative Staff

Profile Photo

Kathleen Bates

Manager, Academic & Research Operations, Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Macromolecular Science & Engineering; and Materials Science & Engineering

Manages administrative support for the academic and research operations for the departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

Anon Photo

Evan Guarr

Undergraduate Laboratory Manager, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Profile Photo

Rochelle Stephens

Department Assistant, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering