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    Biological Engineering

    The biological engineering research activities in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering cover broad topics in both biochemical and biomedical engineering research. Areas include biomaterials, biosensors, tissue engineering, bioinformatics, molecular modeling of proteins, diabetes, bio-derived energy, bioremediation, fermentation and a host of others.

    Examples of research interests of individual faculty in biological engineering are:

    Ali Cinar

    Professor of Chemical Engineering; Director, Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education
    Expertise: Agent-based modeling of angiogenesis; modeling and control of glucose in patients with diabetes

    Nancy W. Karuri

    Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Expertise: Investigation of the effects of biophysical environments on cell behavior, the creation of biomimetic scaffolds for cell and tissue regeneration, and the development of molecular sensors

    Satish Parulekar

    Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Expertise: Biochemical engineering; recombiant protein production; microbial inactivation in foods by high pressure and microwave processing

    Victor Perez-Luna

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Expertise: Biomaterials; biosensors; hydrogels for biomedical applications

    Jay Schieber

    Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Expertise: Multi-scale modeling of biomimetic materials; macromolecular dynamics

    Fouad Teymour

    Johnson Polymer Professor
    Expertise: Medical applications of hydrogels, biofuels, and enzyme kinetics