UMBC logo
College of Engineering and Information Technology
UMBC Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering

Bioprocess engineering can be defined as the application of mathematical methods along with principles from physics, biology and chemistry to the development and operation of biologically based industrial processes.

The research projects in this area currently being conducted in the department involve a variety of diverse topics including fundamental studies of cellular processes, biochemical reactions and biophysical phenomena, as well as more applied investigations of bioreactors, biomaterials, biosensors and methods for purifying biological macromolecules. The ultimate goal of this research is to provide in an economical manner materials that are useful to society, such as therapeutic protein drugs or medical devices incorporating synthetic tissues.

Boioprocess Engineering