Biomolecular Engineering

BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Director: Prajna Dhar, Ph.D.

Biomolecular engineering research integrates the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and mathematics with engineering problem-solving methods to prepare students for careers in industry, academia and public service. Program faculty solve biological problems to increase understanding of a variety of biological systems.

Chemical and biological systems are studied to ultimately provide solutions—in the form of measurement of properties and function, imaging, diagnosis or therapeutics. Research in this area involves collaborations among engineers, biological scientists, chemists, physicians and pharmaceutical scientists in industry, academia, surgery and clinical settings.

Students in this track use a core background of mathematics, basic sciences and therapeutics and engineering courses to conduct interdisciplinary research. Elective courses are selected to prepare each student for their unique problem in such areas as drug design or development, biological materials design, characterization of cellular function or malfunction, transport in biological systems or analysis of complex data.

 

 

Track Faculty

Headshot of Cory Berkland
785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building
Headshot of Kyle Camarda
785-864-2908
4154 Learned Hall
Headshot of Prajna Dhar
  • Track Director, Biomolecular Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
785-864-4969
4132E Learned Hall
Dan Dixon
(785) 864-0169
4035 Haworth
Headshot of Robert Dunn
785-864-4313
220G Multidisciplinary Research Building
Headshot of Chris Fischer
785-864-4579
2056A Malott Hall
Headshot of Laird Forrest
785-864-4388
121B Simons Laboratories
Headshot of Stevin Gehrke
  • Graduate Studies Director
  • Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
785-864-4956
4149A Learned Hall
Headshot of Andrew Godwin
913-945-6373
4005B Wahl Hall East, KUMC
Headshot of Roy Jensen
913-588-2568
2017 Wahl Hall West, KUMC
Photo of Russ Middaugh
785-864-5813
320G Multidisciplinary Research Building
Arghya Paul
785-864-6544
4165C Learned Hall
Photo of Ted Peltier
785-864-2941
4112D Learned Hall
Headshot of John Ralston
785-864-4020
6050H Malott Hall
Headshot of Christian Ray
785-864-3206
4006B Haworth Hall
Headshot of Mark Richter
785-864-3334
4031 Haworth Hall
Headshot of Teruna Siahaan
785-864-7327
201D Simons Laboratories
Headshot of Marylee Southard
785-864-3868
4152 Learned Hall
Headshot of Susan Stagg-Williams
785-864-2919
4142 Learned Hall
Headshot of Belinda Sturm
785-864-1739
4112C Learned Hall
Headshot of David Volkin
785-864-6262
320C Multidisciplinary Research Building
Headshot of Laurence Weatherley
785-864-3553
4132B Learned Hall
Danny Welch
913-945-7739
2003 Wahl Hall West, KUMC
Yong Zeng
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
785-864-8105
Malott Hall, Room 3027