Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering uses knowledge from engineering and biological sciences to solve challenging problems faced by society.  Research opportunities include: Biomimetic and Bio-Nano Sensors, Biomolecule-Based Biosensor Materials, Bio-Nanotechnology, Biopolymer Synthesis, Genetic Engineering, Bioseparations (Chromatography, Electro Chromatography), Design of Carbohydrate Biocatalysts by Recombinant Genetic Techniques, Mathematical Modeling, Membrane Proteins as ‘Molecular Machines’ in Engineered Materials, and Study of Individual Molecules Using Confocal Spectroscopy and Microscopy.

Faculty

Osvaldo Campanella Joseph Irudayaraj Michael Ladisch
Nathan S. Mosier Martin R. Okos Jenna L. Rickus
 
Bernard Tao   David Umulis

Abstracts From Recent Graduate Student Research

Our Biological Engineering Faculty are involved in a number of projects including:

  • Osvaldo Campanella - Development of nutritious and high quality cereal based foods optimizing processing, ingredients and raw materials selection
  • Joseph Irudayaraj - Smallscale methodologies and sensing for detection and characterization of bioentities
  • Nathan Mosier - Biocatalytic Processing for Renewable Resource Utilization
  • Jenna L. Rickus - Nanotechnology and Biosensors
  • Bernard Tao - Value-added products from agricultural commodities
  • Bernard Tao - The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy