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Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering
Commonly known as bioprocess engineering, biochemical and biomedical engineering processes mainly deal with the design and construction of unit processes that involve biological organisms or molecules, such as bioreactors. Research is heavily involved with genetics, protein synthesis, viruses, polymers, and enzyme reactions.
Interfacial Phenomena, Colloids and Porous Media
This field involves transport of membranes through different media. Non-crystalline substances consisting of large molecules and ultramicroscopic particles of one substance are dispersed through a second substance.
Green Reaction Engineering
The effects chemical and biological engineering have on the environment is an important factor to consider. This field focuses on processes that sustain the environment and pollution control.
The branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometers. Focuses on the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules for all fields of engineering.
Process Systems Engineering
The process design for the purpose of converting raw goods to usable end products, including energy. Process engineering looks at the entire process from Point A, which is a raw material, to Point Z, which is the desired end product.
Polymer Science and Engineering
Applied and fundamental research in areas that are of interest to the plastics, coatings, adhesives and elastomers industries. This includes work in molecular weight characterization, thermal characterization, polymer processing, polymerization kinetics, copolymerization, polymer-based catalysts, polymer photochemistry and development of new monomers and polymers.