Bioprocess Engineering

bioreactorBioprocess Engineering combines biotechnology and engineering for the manufacturing of materials from renewable feedstocks.  This field includes fundamental biomolecular research on proteins, enzymes and microbes, as well as work on biosensors, bioseparations and bioreactors.  Applications include food processing and preservation; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and sweetener production; air and wastewater treatment; bio-based structural motifs for supramolecular architectures; microfluidics for bioreactors and DNA chips; bioenergy; and applications in the pulp and paper industry.  There are natural links to biomedical applications, such as drug metabolism, tissue engineering and bio-based therapeutic treatments.

Cluster Members:

Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Other Departments and Organizations
Cluster Leader: B. Saville
D.G. Allen 
L.L. Diosady 
E.A. Edwards 
M. Kawaji 
R. Mahadevan 
E.R. Master
A.P. McGuigan
M. Radisic (IBBME)
A.F. Yakunin
C.M. Yip (IBBME)
P. Santerre (IBBME)
K.A. Woodhouse (Queens U.)
P. Zandstra (IBBME)