Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
225 South University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093
- Biological Engineering
- Food Safety
Dr. Ladisch’s research addresses fundamental topics in bioprocess engineering as it applies to bioproducts, biorecovery, and bionanotechnology. The work that he carries out with teams of researchers consisting of colleagues, graduate students, and staff is multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional, and addresses properties of proteins and living organisms at surfaces, rapid prototyping of microfluidic biosensors, bioseparations, and transformation of renewable resources into bioproducts. His research has resulted in new industrial bioenergy processes, and systematic approaches and correlations for scaling-up laboratory chromatographic purification techniques to process-scale manufacturing systems. He is currently investigating the scale-down of bioseparations and the rapid prototyping of microfluidic biochips for the rapid detection of pathogenic microorganisms. There are numerous opportunities for graduate and advanced studies in LORRE.
Dr. Ladisch teaches bioseparations, bioprocess engineering and biotechnology at both the graduate and undergraduate level. His discovery and learning activities engage bioproducts, biopharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries on a national basis, as well as industries and stakeholders in the State of Indiana.
Publication reprints available upon request.