UVA Engineering assistant professor Liheng Cai is designing a new rubber that is 1,000 times softer than a tire but as tough as metal.
Chemical Engineering: Helping society meet its goals for sustainable energy, clean water and better health
Drawing on expertise in areas like catalysis, electrochemical systems, transport properties of biological systems and polymers for membranes and biomaterials, our faculty bridge the gaps between molecular-level interactions and real-world applications. Using advanced molecular engineering strategies, we are driving innovation in fields as varied and as important to society as solar energy and battery technologies, natural gas to chemical conversions, water purification, pollutant remediation, tissue engineering and pharmaceutical processing and drug delivery.
Flow batteries have many advantages over lithium-ion systems for renewable energy storage — but they take up a lot of space.
The first proposal Steven Caliari submitted to a funding agency since becoming a father was a big one. He had reason to be hopeful.
Shailendra Bordawekar, UVA Engineering’s 2019 Engineering Achievement Award winner, has received one of the American Institute of...
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