Energy Systems

  • Biofuels & Biorefining
  • Alternative Fuel Synthesis & Processing
  • Mobile Fuel Processors
  • Energy Production
  • Gasification & Gas-to-liquids Technology
  • High-Performance Energy Conversion & Storage
  • Fuel Cells & Advanced Battery Technology
  • Catalysis & Reaction Engineering


Biological Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Bioprocessing
  • Bio-catalysis
  • Systems Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering & Drug Delivery
  • Bio-sensors
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Precision Medicine


Systems Engineering

  • Process & Product Design
  • Process Control
  • Process Modeling Organization
  • Green Chemistry & Engineering
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Computer-aided Chemical Engineering
  • Data Science Analytics


Systems Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology

  • Microfibrous Materials
  • Nano-structured & Nano-functional Materials
  • Polymers & Bio-Polymers
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomimetic Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Micro/Nano-electro Mechanical Systems
  • Surface & Colloid Science
  • Membrane Technology
  • Thin Films


Recent Research News

Elizabeth Lipke, the George E. and Dorothy Stafford Uthlaut Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering (center), with Mike King (left), Chair of the AIMBE College of Fellows, and Joyce Wong, AIMBE President.
Professor in chemical engineering inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows
Elizabeth Lipke, the George E. and Dorothy Stafford Uthlaut Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering, was honored at a special ceremony on March 25 in Arlington, Virginia.
3/29/24 12:30 PM
Jada Neal is among the university's 13 inaugural Matthews Scholars Program fellows, and the only fellow representing Auburn Engineering.
Senior in bioprocess engineering is college's only Matthews fellow
Jada Neal, an Auburn University Undergraduate Research fellow, is using biopolymers to find skin care solutions.
3/4/24 10:00 AM
Xinyu Zhang said project is designed to create a paradigm shift in opioid crisis management, offering tangible solutions that can reduce opioid misuse, enhance public safety, and inform effective policymaking.
Professor in chemical engineering developing portable opioid biosensors
Xinyu Zhang and a team of researchers are developing innovative, cost-effective and portable opioid biosensors capable of providing immediate and accurate opioid detection and monitoring.
2/13/24 11:10 AM
Entrants must record a video presentation using animation, simulation, diagrams, pictures, or even demonstrations explaining an overview of their respective study, but at a level where general audiences can understand. Each video must not exceed 60 seconds.
Registration under way for AUSome Science in 60 Seconds
Last spring’s AUsome Science in 60 Seconds research pitch competition was so successful, Auburn Engineering is hosting it again.
1/19/24 2:30 PM
Elizabeth Lipke, left, the Mary and John H. Sanders Professor in chemical engineering, and Yuan Tian, a post-doctoral researcher in chemical engineering, won first place at this past August's Alabama Launchpad Cycle 2 concept stage finals.
Chemical engineering start-up nominated for prestigious Ignite Award
VivoSphere, a biomedical engineering start-up founded by chemical engineering researchers Elizabeth Lipke and Yuan Tian, has been selected as one of the most promising new ventures in the bio-diagnostics industry.
1/16/24 12:20 PM