CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND FACILITIES
In the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, exciting opportunities exist for students and faculty at all levels to address some of the Earth's greatest challenges. We consider it our mission as engineers to serve the common good, encompassing humanity and the natural world.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Biological Engineering encompasses traditional biochemical engineering (design of bio-based unit operations) and chemical engineering approaches to biomedical designs, such as protein engineering, systems biology, and cellular engineering. At Villanova, its applications include drug discovery and development, biomaterials and drug delivery, pharmaceutical processes, and biological and environmental systems.
Grounded in socially responsible engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering faculty focus their environmental and sustainability research on wastewater and hazardous waste treatment, alternative energies and biomass resources and conversion.
CENTERS AND LABS
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
NovaCell, the Center for Cellular Engineering, is leading efforts to improve cell and gene therapy products, and the bioprocesses used to make them.
Chemical and Biological Engineering research funding comes from:
National Institutes of Health
National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals
National Science Foundation