The school has an established history of translational research for high-value biological products through enzymatic, microbial and mammalian cell approaches. The faculty utilize their collective expertise in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, fermentation and biocatalysis to study and develop renewable chemicals, biofuels and pharmaceutical products. Additionally, faculty working with the New Materials Institute are focused on the design of new bio-based polymers guided by green engineering principles in ways that minimize waste, promotes sustainability, and protects human health. Numerous companies are partnering with leading researchers in the institute to accelerate technology translation through advanced materials testing and evaluation. Research in the Institute includes circular materials management, advanced polymers, fibers & coatings, and technology development.
|Areas of Expertise
Environmental, nanostructured and chemical catalysts
Enhanced biomass pyrolysis and gasification processes
Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals