Researchers from two Colleges – Engineering and Science – have joined forces in the state-of-the-art building to tackle three key programmatic areas: analytical sciences and engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and drug discovery. 

Learn more about the research areas located within McCourtney Hall below.

Analytical Sciences & Engineering

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Notre Dame is building one of the fastest-growing analytical science and engineering programs in the country. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and related programs, such as Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics and Precision Medicine, are collaborating on innovative molecular research and the discovery and design of new technologies to combat disease, promote health, and safeguard the environment.

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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at Notre Dame has long had several strong areas of research, including catalysis, fluid mechanics, reaction engineering, computation, and thermodynamics. With a plan for significant growth in key areas and an ethos that reflects the University’s mission, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Notre Dame is poised to play a leading role in addressing some of the world’s grandest challenges in energy, the environment, human health, sustainability, and water.

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Drug Discovery

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The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development is a collaborative program well aligned with the University’s overarching Catholic mission through its focus on the discovery and development of new therapeutic leads for the treatment of unmet clinical needs in a number of areas including cancer, infectious diseases, and a number of rare diseases. The Center brings together chemical and biological expertise and technologies through partnerships with researchers within the University’s biomedical research centers, external partners,  pharmaceutical companies, as well as private foundations.

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