Biochemical & Biomedical Engineering

Biochemical Engineering is a branch of chemical engineering that applies engineered processes to biological organisms or systems, such as bioreactors. It can be used in industries such as agriculture, energy, pharmaceutical/vaccine manufacture or sewage treatment. Biomedical engineering employs the principles of engineering to develop solutions to challenges in medicine, and has widespread evaluation in the alleviation of human suffering due to medical causes.

Biochemical and biomedical research in the department focuses on biomaterials advances in developing bioactive and bioresponsive surfaces, functional biomaterials for therapeutic agents, nanomedicine and regenerative medicine, developing bioprocessing strategies for improved production and conversion in microbial systems, and understanding and modifying host-bacteriophage infection mechanisms.